Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

In New York City, a 41-year old man from Queens admitted to illegal trafficking in parts from endangered African lions and tigers worth more than $150,000. Last week, Arongkron Paul Malasukum pleaded guilty in federal court in Plano, Texas, to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the U.S. Lacey Act. Federal prosecutors said … Continue reading Global Wildlife Traffickers In the News

Thailand’s exotic wildlife cafés

According to The Straits Times, Asia may have seen its share of pet cafes, but none quite with the menagerie offered in Thailand. Aided by relaxed laws and a thriving wildlife market, at least four exotic pet cafes have sprung up recently around the capital. Animal activists, however, fear this trend will feed demand for … Continue reading Thailand’s exotic wildlife cafés

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

New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

In a joint press release issued last week by Freeland and Panthera revealed a “new scientific survey confirmed the presence of the world’s second breeding population of Indochinese tigers and provided the first photographic evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand in over 15 years. Conducted in partnership by Freeland and Panthera with support from … Continue reading New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 February 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, 26 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 February 2017

Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

An investigation by international animal welfare charity World Animal Protection (WAP) has exposed that Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple Co. Ltd. is planning to reopen under the new name Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. WAP is extremely concerned about these developments given the appalling circumstances and conditions that led to the closure of Tiger Temple and … Continue reading Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years

A comprehensive analysis of 16 years of Tiger seizures shows that Asia’s failure to ramp up enforcement, close Tiger farms, strengthen laws and reduce demand are to blame for the persistent illegal trade in Tiger parts, was published by TRAFFIC on last Wednesday. Reduced To Skin And Bones Re-Examined: Full Analysis released on the eve … Continue reading Average of 110 Tigers a year entering the illegal trade chain in Asia over 16 years

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

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 3, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement

VoA reported this week one of 16 tiger cubs seized from illegal wildlife traffickers was mostly likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand and destined for China. Tougher law enforcement and regional cooperation to combat wildlife and timber trafficking is needed in South East Asia, says the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. … Continue reading United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement