Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

An Executive Order signed by Trump last week lifted the moratorium of federal coal leases that will allow the excavation of a fossil fuel on public lands that ironically few mining companies apparently want. Irrespective of campaign promises to bring back thousands of lost mining jobs, industry experts say coal mining jobs will continue to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

Florida panther deaths still at record-high for 2016

A record number of endangered Florida panthers died again last year— 42 of the remaining big cats were killed, matching the 2015 record. 34 were hit by vehicles in southwest Florida, where development is shrinking what’s left of their habitat. The tally kept by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission includes six new litters, … Continue reading Florida panther deaths still at record-high for 2016

China to phase out trade in ivory by the end of 2017

China announced late last week it will shut down its domestic ivory market by the end of 2017—a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants. Wildlife experts thought the international ban on ivory trade would slow or even stop the killing of elephants for their tusks; it did not in fact it … Continue reading China to phase out trade in ivory by the end of 2017

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 December 2016

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, 18 December 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 December 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 13 November 2016

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, 13 November 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 13 November 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 2016

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 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 October 2016

State wildlife officials in Maine approve new rules for owning, breeding, and selling animals

A series of new rules that apply to animal owners in the State of Maine that generated a range of reactions during the public comment period earlier this summer, were approved last week by state wildlife officials. The new rules allow the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to impose steeper fines on those … Continue reading State wildlife officials in Maine approve new rules for owning, breeding, and selling animals

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

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, July 31, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

In Conservation Force v. Porrino: A group of big-game hunters, taxidermists and a national hunting-conservation organization is challenging in New Jersey federal district court a state law that bars residents from importing lion, leopard, rhino and elephant “trophies.” The New Jersey law at issue states: “no person shall possess, transport, import, export, process, sell or … Continue reading Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.17.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, July 17, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.17.16