Idaho not required to change trapping rules to protect Canada lynx

Idaho will not be required to change trapping regulations where federally protected Canada lynx are likely to be caught in traps set for bobcats, a federal court said in a decision that reversed its earlier ruling. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill said in January that he was reconsidering his prior decision based on … Continue reading Idaho not required to change trapping rules to protect Canada lynx

New IUCN program to help carnivores and humans coexist across Africa

Protecting lions, cheetahs and other iconic African species by helping local communities coexist with these predators is the goal of a new 12 million euro program, funded by the European Commission, to be managed by IUCN’s Save Our Species (SOS) initiative. The new program aims to primarily halt the decline of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild … Continue reading New IUCN program to help carnivores and humans coexist across Africa

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

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

Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is sprinting towards the edge of extinction and could soon be lost forever unless urgent, landscape-wide conservation action is taken, according to a new study, “The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation,” published last month in the Journal Proceedings of the National … Continue reading Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

Jaguar draft recovery plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the availability of their draft recovery plan for the jaguar on December 20, 2016 in the Federal Register. The jaguar is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The jaguar draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria in order for USFWS to remove the … Continue reading Jaguar draft recovery plan

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 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, 08 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 2017

U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service considering petition to reclassify leopards as endangered throughout their range

Based on their review of a petition received in July 2016 and the sources cited in the petition, USFWS found that the petition presents substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that reclassifying the leopard (Panthera pardus) as endangered throughout its range in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, and Uganda, may be warranted. … Continue reading U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service considering petition to reclassify leopards as endangered throughout their range

CITES COP 17 convenes in just six days during which the world’s governments will make vital decisions regarding wildlife

The 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is taking place in in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 24th to October 5, 2016. WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society received official approval in May from the Department of Interior, U.S. Fish … Continue reading CITES COP 17 convenes in just six days during which the world’s governments will make vital decisions regarding wildlife

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 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, 11 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 2016