WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 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, 06 May 2018 … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 2018

Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

A staff member at Marakele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, Limpopo province shot and killed a male lion named Shamba after it mauled Michael Hodge, the proprietor of the facility, news outlets reported last Wednesday. A video of the mauling lit up news and social media posts. Hodge was walking in an enclosure behind the lion … Continue reading Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

The killing of more than 50 lions on a Free State farm last week has conservationists in an uproar over the government’s lion skeleton export policy, the TimesLIVE South Africa reports. Bloemfontein SPCA senior inspector Reinet Meyer said that last week they had received a complaint that two lions were being kept in temporary containers … Continue reading Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 March 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, 11 March 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 March 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service quietly lifts ban On March 1, 2018 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a memo lifting the ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from certain African countries, just three months after Trump appeared to pause a first attempt to do so amid public outrage. In the memo, USFWS … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.09.18

Two African lions rescued from abandoned zoos in war-torn Iraq and Syria moved to their new home in South Africa

After months of rehabilitation in Jordan, Simba and Saeed arrived safely at Lion’s Rock, a big cat sanctuary in South Africa’s Free State province. The young lions were picked up last year from the conflict-ravaged cities of Mosul and Aleppo. The rescued lions were trained for weeks in preparation for their un-sedated, 33-hour journey by … Continue reading Two African lions rescued from abandoned zoos in war-torn Iraq and Syria moved to their new home in South Africa

Woman killed by lion outside of “intimate glam camp”

A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the “lion whisperer” for his close interactions with predators. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his animal sanctuary in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, said on a social media site that he and an experienced … Continue reading Woman killed by lion outside of “intimate glam camp”

South Africa: Suspected poacher killed by lions; Trophy hunter killed by stray bullet

A suspected poacher was mauled to death by lions in South Africa Local police said little was left of the man’s body after the attack that occurred in a private game park near Kruger National Park. “It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions. They … Continue reading South Africa: Suspected poacher killed by lions; Trophy hunter killed by stray bullet

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

No more wildlife interactions at Protea Hotels by Marriott

Traveller 24 reported from Cape Town last week that all wildlife interactions, including walking-with-lions and cheetah petting, at the Protea Hotel, by Marriott Polokwane Ranch Resort have been stopped. “Protea Hotels by Marriott together with the resort can confirm that that lion walks are no longer being offered to guests and that no guests interact … Continue reading No more wildlife interactions at Protea Hotels by Marriott