Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.23.18

On March 14th the FWC collected the remains of a 7 year old male on a private ranch in Hendry County. The cause of death is unknown. Florida Panther statistics for 2018: Twelve panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Five males and seven females. Of the twelve deaths, three were less than six … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.23.18

‘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

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

Tigers in more than one-third of protected areas surveyed are severely at risk of dying out

The survey of more than 100 tiger conservation areas, where an estimated 70% of the world’s wild tigers live, found that only 13% of them are able to meet global standards—according to a joint statement from the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CATS), an accreditation system designed to measure … Continue reading Tigers in more than one-third of protected areas surveyed are severely at risk of dying out

Study confirms Cambodia’s last leopards on brink of extinction

A new study: An adaptable but threatened big cat: density, diet and prey selection of the Indochinese leopard (Panthera pardus delacouri) in eastern Cambodia, published last month in the Royal Society Open Science, confirms that the world’s last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, having declined an astonishing 72% … Continue reading Study confirms Cambodia’s last leopards on brink of extinction

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