‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes

A new study, “Rewilding the World’s Large Carnivores,” published this month in the Royal Society Open Science, analyzes the successes and failures of carnivore reintroductions. Since their reintroduction to Yellowstone and Idaho in the 1990s, gray wolves have done so well that they’re reclaiming other parts of the northern Rockies. In the places where they … Continue reading ‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some Landscapes

Canine Distemper found in rare Amur Leopard

The Far Eastern or Amur leopard is already among the rarest of the world’s big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV). A new study published last month in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases: Canine Distemper Virus in a Wild Far Eastern Leopard (Panthera pardus … Continue reading Canine Distemper found in rare Amur Leopard

Mountain lion and kitten spotted since wildfires

A mountain lion and her surviving kitten were spotted on a Sonoma wildlife camera for the first time since October’s devastating wildfires in North Bay. The mother, known to researchers as P1, and the Audubon Canyon Ranch Mountain Lion Project (ARC) have been tracking her for over year. Last April, P1 gave birth to a … Continue reading Mountain lion and kitten spotted since wildfires

New study on declining leopard population in South Africa

Population dynamics and threats to an apex predator outside protected areas: implications for carnivore management, published last month in the Royal Society Open Science found the data on the population dynamics and threats to large carnivores are vital to conservation efforts, but these are hampered by a paucity of studies. For some species, such as … Continue reading New study on declining leopard population in South Africa

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 25, 2017 the FWC documented a new litter of kittens: 1 male and 2 females belonging to Mom FP199; the age of the trio is unknown. On April 20, 2017 FWC reported collecting the remains of panther UCFP307 on CR846, 2.6 miles west of County Line Road in Collier County. The cause of … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

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

Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens

On April 7th the ACR mountain lion research team announced the discovery of three 10-day old mountain lion kittens belonging to P1, a female mountain lion enlisted in their research study. The den was located the Glen Ellen-Kenwood vicinity of Sonoma County. The team was able to capture photos and video of the tiny lions … Continue reading Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens