Wildcat News Brief & Chat

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

The Endangered Species Act On Wednesday, July 19th, Congress held two legislative hearings on six separate bills that would undermine the Endangered Species Act and the species that benefit from its protections. Since it was enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has saved more than 99 percent of listed species from extinction. But opponents … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.21.17

On July 18th the FWC reported the death of a 2 and half year old female panther. The panther was struck by a vehicle on Collier Boulevard near City Gate Boulevard in Collier County. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 17. Help with panther research by reporting … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.21.17

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

Lions killed in South Africa after escape from Kruger National Park

On July 13th, BBC News reported a farmer living near Kruger National Park (KNP) shot dead one of the males when he found all three eating one of his cows, a parks spokeswoman said. He wounded another and a third ran away, Janine Raftopoulos added. A search party of rangers decided to put down the … Continue reading Lions killed in South Africa after escape from Kruger National Park

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 ~ 16 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, 16 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 July 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.14.17

G20 Summit and The Paris Agreement At the G20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month, world leaders made clear the U.S.’s isolated stance on climate change, with 19 of the G20 countries affirming their commitment to the “irreversible” Paris climate agreement, The Guardian reports. After lengthy negotiations that stretched well into Saturday, the … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.14.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.14.17

On July 3rd the FWC reported the recovery of a 5 year old male panther. The panther was euthanized after it was struck by a vehicle on Immokalee Road, 2 miles east of Coller Boulevard in Collier County. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 16. On June … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.14.17

USFWS announces review of the Florida Panther’s endangered status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is reviewing the endangered status of the Florida panther. The panther, Florida’s state animal, has been on the endangered list since the list was first enacted in 1967. Federal rules require the agency to review the status of each endangered or threatened species every five years, … Continue reading USFWS announces review of the Florida Panther’s endangered status