China sets up monitoring system for Siberian tiger and Amur leopard conservation

The GB Times reported last week that China implemented a Natural Resource Monitoring System in a northeast national park for Siberian tiger and Amur leopard conservation efforts. Beijing Normal University and the State Forestry Administration’s Monitoring and Research Centre for the Siberian tiger and Amur leopard are using this intelligent system which was officially launched … Continue reading China sets up monitoring system for Siberian tiger and Amur leopard conservation

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 February 2018

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, 04 February 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 February 2018

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

Russian Officers Confiscate 870 Bear Paws and Tiger Parts at Chinese Border

Radio Free Europe reported last Monday that the bones and skins of four Amur tigers were found in minibuses. Authorities in Russia’s Far East said they detained several people on suspicion of smuggling parts of endangered Amur tigers, brown bears, and other animals. Customs officers who searched two minibuses and a SUV that tried to … Continue reading Russian Officers Confiscate 870 Bear Paws and Tiger Parts at Chinese Border

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 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, 06 August 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017

Driving tigers to the brink

A news report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN): The survival of tigers in the wild depends largely upon the willingness of the tiger range countries to ensure adequate protection of succinctly large areas from inappropriate development and activities such as roads and poaching. Research on Amur tigers in Russia suggests … Continue reading Driving tigers to the brink

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 June 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, 25 June 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 June 2017

Lions found beaten and starving in a Russian hotel

According to the Daily Mail UK, two emaciated lions are fighting for their lives after being found weak and abandoned in a Russian hotel. The owner fled abroad to avoid police, apparently leaving the wild animals to die, according to reports. The starving big cats, wounded from beatings with a metal rod, were bought on … Continue reading Lions found beaten and starving in a Russian hotel

Eighth rehabilitated Amur tiger released in Russian wilderness

On May 22, 2017 the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFWA) reported, Vladik, a male Amur tiger rehabilitated at PRNCO Tiger Center, was released recently into the wild in Bikin National Park’s Primorsky Krai region. According to the winter survey there are no resident male tigers in the area, and Vladik can claim the territory. … Continue reading Eighth rehabilitated Amur tiger released in Russian wilderness

Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards

A male and female Amur leopard are due to arrive at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie. A specially built enclosure, that covers a large section of the 105-hectare park in the Cairngorms, has recently been completed to house the pair. But the leopards, which live in the wild in … Continue reading Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards