Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified at congressional hearings earlier this month for the company’s role in the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica’s, exploitation of weaknesses in Facebook’s privacy controls to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent. During the proceeding he was also questioned about Facebook’s role in facilitating the illegal trade in … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Russian Officers Confiscate 870 Bear Paws and Tiger Parts at Chinese Border

Radio Free Europe reported last Monday that the bones and skins of four Amur tigers were found in minibuses. Authorities in Russia’s Far East said they detained several people on suspicion of smuggling parts of endangered Amur tigers, brown bears, and other animals. Customs officers who searched two minibuses and a SUV that tried to … Continue reading Russian Officers Confiscate 870 Bear Paws and Tiger Parts at Chinese Border

India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

India recorded 98 tiger deaths and 17 cases of seized bones, skins, and claws, resulting in an estimated total loss of 115 tigers in 2017. While some of them died due to natural causes, several were electrocuted, victims of poisoning, poaching, and road or rail accidents, or were caught in traps, according to data for … Continue reading India lost at least 115 tigers in 2017

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

Tiger hide seized in India

The Times of India reported earlier last week that a tiger hide was confiscated in a joint operation by police and forest officials in Chhindawara district of Madhya Pradesh. Four people involved in the crime were arrested, but a fifth suspect remains at large. Police received a tip-off about suspects as they were looking for … Continue reading Tiger hide seized in India

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

67 tiger deaths in India

In just six month 67 tigers have died—and the Indian government does not know why—the New Indian Express reported early this month. In a worrying trend in the first six months this year, 11 tigers died every month, which means one tiger death reported every three days. What should concern the government more is that … Continue reading 67 tiger deaths in India

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 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, 23 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 April 2017

Poachers wanted for killing 30 tigers nabbed

The Times of India reported a major breakthrough: the special task force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh forest department arrested three poachers who have the blood of at least 30 tigers on their hands and wanted by CBI in connection with tiger poaching cases in the Vidarbha region between October 2012 and May 2013. Three foot … Continue reading Poachers wanted for killing 30 tigers nabbed