Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

An Executive Order signed by Trump last week lifted the moratorium of federal coal leases that will allow the excavation of a fossil fuel on public lands that ironically few mining companies apparently want. Irrespective of campaign promises to bring back thousands of lost mining jobs, industry experts say coal mining jobs will continue to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.31.17

Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

According to Viet Nam Net News, local police of central Nghe An Province seized five frozen tigers after conducting a raid on a resident’s house in Dien Chau District last Monday. The tigers are alleged to be Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti), weighing some 100-150kg each, without internal organs. The police are investigating the case. … Continue reading Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

Game Over: Nature and Markets Fight Back

The average price of a buffalo bull fell 71 percent, to 95,704 rand ($7,336), in 2016 and is now a fraction of the record 2.1 million rand set in 2013, according to Vleissentraal, an auction house. Prices of golden wildebeest, black impala and kudu bulls dropped 60 percent to 80 percent. “There has been an … Continue reading Game Over: Nature and Markets Fight Back

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

76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016

The Times of India reported earlier this month as many as 76 tiger deaths were reported in the country from January to October this year, with Madhya Pradesh at the top of the list, accounting for nearly a third of all mortalities. Karnataka, which boasts the highest tiger population among states, was second with 13 … Continue reading 76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

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 Monday, 21 November 2016: ~ Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals ~ Average … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 November 2016

Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Representatives Ryan Costello and Raul Grijalva introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal & Public Safety Protection Act, a bill to protect wild and exotic animals from unhealthy lifestyles. Traveling circuses have recently raised concerns about the treatment and well-being of wild and exotic animals: Are these animals experiencing enough socialization, are … Continue reading Representatives Costello & Grijalva introduce legislation to protect wild & exotic animals

Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

In Conservation Force v. Porrino: A group of big-game hunters, taxidermists and a national hunting-conservation organization is challenging in New Jersey federal district court a state law that bars residents from importing lion, leopard, rhino and elephant “trophies.” The New Jersey law at issue states: “no person shall possess, transport, import, export, process, sell or … Continue reading Big-game hunters challenging New Jersey’s ban on trophy imports

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