California shop owner admits selling rare-animal coats

In mid-December, the owner of a vintage clothing store in San Francisco pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges she sold coats and other items made of cheetahs, leopards and other protected species. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that a judge fined Cicely Ann Hansen $3,600 and sentenced her to probation and 500 hours of community … Continue reading California shop owner admits selling rare-animal coats

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 October 2017

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, 29 October 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 October 2017

Ex-Ringling Brothers big cats now performing in Europe

Former Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus big cat trainer Alexander Lacey is back performing in Europe following his controversial departure from the U.S. last month. And yes, these are the same big cats we reported on during their tumultuous journey from Florida to Tennessee to board a flight to Europe resulting in one tiger … Continue reading Ex-Ringling Brothers big cats now performing in Europe

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

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, 17 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 17 September 2017

7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

According to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Randy Zellers, authorities are investigating the discovery of seven tigers, six lions and a leopard found in a barn in Poinsett County. Zellers said the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip about the animals. Deputies went to the scene and saw the animals plainly visible … Continue reading 7 Tigers, 6 Lions & 1 Leopard discovered in a barn in Arkansas

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 June 2017

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 June 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 June 2017

The world’s first leopard reserves being established in Rajasthan

The Times of India reported last week, the Jhalana Reserve Forest in Jaipur will spearhead “Project Leopard,” a first of its kind of conservation effort in the world to be launched across eight conservation reserves and sanctuaries across Rajasthan. The Jhalana reserve will be upgraded with a multi-crore budget including an outer periphery wall and … Continue reading The world’s first leopard reserves being established in Rajasthan

New study on declining leopard population in South Africa

Population dynamics and threats to an apex predator outside protected areas: implications for carnivore management, published last month in the Royal Society Open Science found the data on the population dynamics and threats to large carnivores are vital to conservation efforts, but these are hampered by a paucity of studies. For some species, such as … Continue reading New study on declining leopard population in South Africa

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 2017

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, 30 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 2017

Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards

A male and female Amur leopard are due to arrive at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie. A specially built enclosure, that covers a large section of the 105-hectare park in the Cairngorms, has recently been completed to house the pair. But the leopards, which live in the wild in … Continue reading Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards