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 09.15.17

With respect to Hurricane Irma, “Panthers are highly adaptable animals that are likely to survive just fine,” said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader. “They will get wet when it rains and they will hunker down when the winds pick up,” Land said. “Panthers don’t build homes, so their rest sites will be rather unaffected. … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.15.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17

On August 19th, the FWC discovered a new litter of kittens: one male and one female belonging to Mom FP239. The kittens are now approximately 2 months old. The FWC reported the loss of four panthers during the month of August: On August 13th, a 12-year-old male was struck by a vehicle at Mile Marker … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 09.08.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 July 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, 23 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 July 2017

The Lion’s Share

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new report, THE LION’S SHARE: South Africa’s trade exacerbates demand for tiger parts and derivatives, as the 29th Meeting of the Animals Committee under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, began on July 18th in Geneva, Switzerland. “Trade in bones and … Continue reading The Lion’s Share

Xanda son of Cecil killed by trophy hunter

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported Cecil the Lion’s son, Xanda, was killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. His death occurred near Hwange National Park, close to the site of his father’s 2015 killing. Researchers were monitoring Xanda, who was wearing an electronic collar at the time of his death. The … Continue reading Xanda son of Cecil killed by trophy hunter

A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

New research into the behavior of these big cats indicates that they don’t like encountering humans any more than we like bumping into them on hiking trails. The findings are particularly valuable as human development encroaches on lion habitat and drives up the number of human-puma encounters. “We exposed pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains … Continue reading A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission With milder 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 FWC is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.28.17

On April 25, 2017, Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 last Monday evening. “We are all stewards of the land owned or rented, and … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.28.17