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

Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

On January 16, 2018, British Ecological Society reported on a new study: A spatially integrated framework for assessing socioecological drivers of carnivore decline. Research by conservationists at the University of Kent found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the Güiña wildcat in Chile. This … Continue reading Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

Tiger population in India: Researchers say 2014 data cannot be compared with past census figures

The Hindu reports: There was much rejoicing when global tiger numbers rose from 3,200 in 2010 to 3,890 in 2014. However, was it a case of tiger numbers having gone up owing to improved conservation measures or was it the result of better surveys, such as deployment of more camera traps and changes in analytical … Continue reading Tiger population in India: Researchers say 2014 data cannot be compared with past census figures

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 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, 30 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.28.17

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approves S 1514 by a 14 to 7 vote The Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act (S 1514), was passed by the committee by a vote of 14 to 7 with broad bipartisan support. Republican Senator John Barrasso, chairman of the committee stated: “The bill … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.28.17

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 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, 21 May 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 2017

Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

A BBC News report Two big cats: the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard are most at risk from extinction caused by loss of prey, according to a new analysis: Learning from the past to prepare for the future: Felids face continued threat from declining prey richness, published last month in the journal Ecography. … Continue reading Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

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

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