Hwange National Park: Lion killings undermine conservation efforts

A distributing account of two lionesses killed by professional hunters instead of seeking aid from community based lion guardian groups rampantly circulated via social media last week as reported by Traveller24 and Conservation Action Trust. Two endangered lionesses were killed after being lured out of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe to a hunting trap set … Continue reading Hwange National Park: Lion killings undermine conservation efforts

Fatal mauling at China’s Youngor Wildlife Park

A tiger killed a visitor to a wildlife park in eastern China last Sunday after the man apparently entered the tigers exhibit enclosure; the second such attack in just six months, media reports said. The incident occurred at the Youngor Wildlife Park in the city of Ningbo, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Shanghai, … Continue reading Fatal mauling at China’s Youngor Wildlife Park

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 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, 18 December 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 December 2016

Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Commission approves two controversial ‘Predator Control Plans’

Last Wednesday, Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Commission (CPW) approved two controversial “Predator Control Plans” to help the state’s dwindling mule deer population, as part of its predator management strategy. In a unanimous vote, the commission decided to move ahead with its plan to reduce the numbers of mountain lions and black bears in two regions … Continue reading Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Commission approves two controversial ‘Predator Control Plans’

Permit issued to kill Mountain Lion in California

State officials issued a permit to kill the mountain lion known as P-45 after the big cat was strongly suspected of slaughtering nearly a dozen alpacas and a goat at ranches in the Malibu Hills, The Los Angeles Times reports. But the possibility of the roughly 4-year-old male lion dying in a legally sanctioned hunt … Continue reading Permit issued to kill Mountain Lion in California

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 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, 23 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 2016

Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after escaping from enclosure

German zookeepers killed one of two lions that escaped from an enclosure after a tranquilizer failed to sedate the lion, the zoo’s director said. “It’s a very, very sad outcome but we had no choice,” said the head of the zoo in the eastern city of Leipzig, Jörg Junhold. The one-year-old lions, named Majo and … Continue reading Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after escaping from enclosure

Killing predators does not save livestock

Predator control should not be a shot in the dark, the title of a new study by Adrian Treves and colleagues in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment recommending policy makers suspend predator control efforts that lack evidence for functional effectiveness and that scientists focus on stringent standards of evidence in tests of predator control. … Continue reading Killing predators does not save livestock