Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

The Endangered Species Act On Wednesday, July 19th, Congress held two legislative hearings on six separate bills that would undermine the Endangered Species Act and the species that benefit from its protections. Since it was enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has saved more than 99 percent of listed species from extinction. But opponents … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

A tiger cub used as a photo prop at Jatim Park zoo in the city of Batu, East Java attacked a 4-year-old kindergartner just before a photo session, severely injuring her. The incident reportedly occurred last Tuesday afternoon. The victim, identified by her initials TAP, was on a school field trip at the popular East … Continue reading Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

Oxford University professor who studied Cecil says strictly regulated hunting could help stop destruction of lion habitats

The Guardian reported last week on a new report by Professor David Macdonald, a scientist at Oxford University who studied Cecil the Lion years before the animal was killed by an American dentist. According to Macdonald, trophy hunting could help conserve lions. In his report for UK ministers, Macdonald concluded that strictly regulated hunting of … Continue reading Oxford University professor who studied Cecil says strictly regulated hunting could help stop destruction of lion habitats

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

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 Monday, 21 November 2016: ~ Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals ~ Average … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 13 November 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, 13 November 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 13 November 2016

Woman mauled by tiger at Chinese park demands compensation

Fox News reported last week that the woman who was mauled by a tiger after getting out of her car at a Beijing safari park is demanding compensation of more than 2 million yuan ($300,000) from the facility. Her mother was killed in the incident after leaving the vehicle to come to her assistance. The … Continue reading Woman mauled by tiger at Chinese park demands compensation

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

Four-year old girl saved from mountain lion ~ mountain lion killed

According to a press release issued by the Idaho Fish and Game, a family camping near Green Canyon Hot Springs east of Rexburg, Idaho, saved their four-year-old daughter from being dragged away from their campfire by a mountain lion on the evening of Friday, August 12, 2016. The family saw the lion in the vicinity … Continue reading Four-year old girl saved from mountain lion ~ mountain lion killed

Queen of Ranthambore and India’s Most Famous Tigress Machli Passes Away

Machli, the world’s most photographed tigress in India passed away on Thursday, August 18th at the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. Also known as the queen of Ranthambore, she turned 20 this year and was considered to be the oldest living tigress in the world. The average life span of a tiger is 12 to … Continue reading Queen of Ranthambore and India’s Most Famous Tigress Machli Passes Away