Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

In New York City, a 41-year old man from Queens admitted to illegal trafficking in parts from endangered African lions and tigers worth more than $150,000. Last week, Arongkron Paul Malasukum pleaded guilty in federal court in Plano, Texas, to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the U.S. Lacey Act. Federal prosecutors said … Continue reading Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

Sanctuaries based in Namibia and Kenya offered to take wild animals owned by wealthy people in the UAE following an amnesty period that allowed animals to be rehomed. The deadline was July 1st; one of the largest havens for rescued cheetahs say they have yet to be contacted despite efforts to form links with private … Continue reading Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

Kuki Gallmann shot as land invasions surge in Kenya

Kuki Gallmann was shot at her conservation park in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya. The Italian-born author of the memoir I Dreamed of Africa was shot in the stomach last Sunday after the vehicle she was driving in was ambushed, a family friend said. Gallmann was … Continue reading Kuki Gallmann shot as land invasions surge in Kenya

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 December 2016

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 04 December 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 December 2016

Controversial Kenyan railway plan divides conservationists

The Associated Press reports last week from Nairobi, Kenya— A controversial Chinese-designed railway that would go over a beloved protected wildlife park in Kenya’s capital has divided conservationists in this East African country known for its safari tourism. Some are staging protests even as other wildlife experts insist the project is environmentally sound. Nairobi enjoys … Continue reading Controversial Kenyan railway plan divides conservationists

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service considering petition to reclassify leopards as endangered throughout their range

Based on their review of a petition received in July 2016 and the sources cited in the petition, USFWS found that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that reclassifying the leopard (Panthera pardus) as endangered throughout its range in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, and Uganda, may be warranted. … Continue reading U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service considering petition to reclassify leopards as endangered throughout their range

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, May 8, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

China defends its record in fighting poaching

On Sunday, May 1st, the Daily Nation in Kenya reported, the Chinese government has used a summit on wildlife poaching and ivory burning in Kenya to defend its record on fighting poaching. President Xi Jinping told the conference in Nanyuki that his government was determined to change laws and increase punishment on smugglers because poaching … Continue reading China defends its record in fighting poaching