Xanda son of Cecil killed by trophy hunter

On Thursday, July 20, 2017 Britain’s Telegraph newspaper reported Cecil the Lion’s son, Xanda, was killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. His death occurred near Hwange National Park, close to the site of his father’s 2015 killing. Researchers were monitoring Xanda, who was wearing an electronic collar at the time of his death. The … Continue reading Xanda son of Cecil killed by trophy hunter

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 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, 21 May 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 2017

Hwange National Park: Lion killings undermine conservation efforts

A distributing account of two lionesses killed by professional hunters instead of seeking aid from community based lion guardian groups rampantly circulated via social media last week as reported by Traveller24 and Conservation Action Trust. Two endangered lionesses were killed after being lured out of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe to a hunting trap set … Continue reading Hwange National Park: Lion killings undermine conservation efforts

New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University’s WildCRU have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity—including trophy hunting. One study: The landscape of anthropogenic mortality: how African lions respond to spatial variation in risk, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, analyzed the deaths of 206 lions in Hwange National Park, … Continue reading New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

Oxford University professor who studied Cecil says strictly regulated hunting could help stop destruction of lion habitats

The Guardian reported last week on a new report by Professor David Macdonald, a scientist at Oxford University who studied Cecil the Lion years before the animal was killed by an American dentist. According to Macdonald, trophy hunting could help conserve lions. In his report for UK ministers, Macdonald concluded that strictly regulated hunting of … Continue reading Oxford University professor who studied Cecil says strictly regulated hunting could help stop destruction of lion habitats

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

Conservationists in Zimbabwe reported the death of Jericho companion to Cecil

Lion researchers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park reported earlier this month that that the carcass of a 12-year-old male lion named Jericho was found under a bush and that the animal likely died of natural causes four days prior to his discovery. The Hwange Lion Research Project says Jericho was old for a male lion … Continue reading Conservationists in Zimbabwe reported the death of Jericho companion to Cecil

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 13 November 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, 13 November 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 13 November 2016

Remembering Cecil

Friday, July 1, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the killing of the black-maned lion known as Cecil by an American hunter. Cecil was lured out of the Hwange National Park reserved and killed with a bow and arrow. The circumstances surrounding Cecil’s death and the public’s response is contributing to global changes in hunting … Continue reading Remembering Cecil

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.26.16

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, June 26, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.26.16