WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 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, 21 May 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 2017

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 19 March 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, 19 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 19 March 2017

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

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

South African National Biodiversity Institute recommends allowing the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons

The recommendation is being challenged by the Humane Society International and the producer of the film Blood Lions. Last Tuesday, the South African National Biodiversity Institute, which is the scientific authority to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), announced its recommendation to institute an annual export quota of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons, traded in large … Continue reading South African National Biodiversity Institute recommends allowing the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons

New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University’s WildCRU have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity—including trophy hunting. One study: The landscape of anthropogenic mortality: how African lions respond to spatial variation in risk, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, analyzed the deaths of 206 lions in Hwange National Park, … Continue reading New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

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

IUCN Approves Motion 009

IUCN Approves Motion 009 to terminate the practice of breeding lions in captivity for the purpose of canned shooting On the opening day of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, the IUCN approved Motion 009 terminating the practice of breeding lions in captivity for the purpose of “canned shooting,” also known … Continue reading IUCN Approves Motion 009

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ August 21, 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, August 21, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ August 21, 2016