Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.22.17

On September 16th, the FWC collected the remains of a three-and-half year old male on SR98 in Highlands County just north of Lake Istokpoga. The cause of death was vehicle collision. Florida Panther statistics for 2017: Six new litters were documented consisting of 10 males and 7 females for a total of 17 kittens born … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.22.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On March 27th The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced the verification of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther documented north of the river since 1973. “This is good news for Florida … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 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, 26 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 2017

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On March 22nd the remains of FP198, a radio-collared 9-year-old female panther were collected from private property located south of CR850, west of Caracara Preserve, in Lee County. The cause of death was intraspecific aggression. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 9. Biologists gain valuable information by … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

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

Florida Panther Population

On February 22, 2017 the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced in a joint press release the updated estimated number of endangered Florida panthers in their breeding range south of the Caloosahatchee River. The updated population estimate is 120 to 230 adult and sub-adult Florida … Continue reading Florida Panther Population

Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

An investigation by international animal welfare charity World Animal Protection (WAP) has exposed that Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple Co. Ltd. is planning to reopen under the new name Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. WAP is extremely concerned about these developments given the appalling circumstances and conditions that led to the closure of Tiger Temple and … Continue reading Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

Help Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with panther research by reporting sightings

With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to … Continue reading Help Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with panther research by reporting sightings