Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

The Endangered Species Act On Wednesday, July 19th, Congress held two legislative hearings on six separate bills that would undermine the Endangered Species Act and the species that benefit from its protections. Since it was enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has saved more than 99 percent of listed species from extinction. But opponents … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 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, 02 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 April 2017

The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve highest tiger population in its history

The Hindu Times reported last week seven female and three male tigers in the reserve are untraceable in the last five years, the Rajasthan government says. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district is now home to 62 tigers, the highest number in its history. In a written reply to a question in … Continue reading The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve highest tiger population in its history

Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

After keeping the big cat under observation for 12 hours, the forest department released the three-and-a-half-year-old leopard in the Shivalik Hills. Officials said the big cat was released after he was declared fit, following a medical examination. According to the Times of India, the leopard was rescued by a team of forest and wildlife officials … Continue reading Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

A new study has found that nearly half (47%) of the mammals and nearly a quarter (24.4%) of the birds on the IUCN Red List of threatened species are negatively impacted by climate change: a total of about 700 species. Previous assessments had said only 7% of listed mammals and 4% of birds were impacted. … Continue reading 700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 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, 22 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 2017

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

From the BBC Environment and Science News The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau is causing concern among conservationists. They are worried about the future of the snow leopard’s habitat if common leopards begin to live at higher elevations in a warming … Continue reading Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

On January 5, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported a fluffy, blue-eyed mountain lion known as P-52 was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway—the same freeway where his mother was killed last month. The 7-month-old kitten died a few miles away from where his mother, P-39, was hit and killed … Continue reading Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

Snow Leopards find sanctuary in a former trophy hunting concession

The Guardian reports: Since taking office in 2011 the current president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, turned the former Soviet Republic into a center point for snow leopard conservation and research. Just two years ago, Shamshy was a concession for high-paying trophy hunters looking to bag an ibex. Today, it’s protecting those prey animals that snow … Continue reading Snow Leopards find sanctuary in a former trophy hunting concession

Leopards ~ The Tiger Substitute

After pushing the tigers into the endangered list, the global tiger trade syndicate have its eyes fixed on its “substitute” the leopard, leading to their rampant slaying in the wilds of Uttarakhand, which has almost porous borders with Nepal. The Times of India reported on Wednesday that the Uttarakhand forest department seized two more skins … Continue reading Leopards ~ The Tiger Substitute