Wildcat News Brief & Chat

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.22.17

A full Senate debate and vote for the confirmation of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Nominee Sonny Perdue is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 24th. Voting is expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. ________________________________________________ An environmental group is suing the Trump administration, saying its proposed wall along the southern border violates … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.22.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 13th FWC documented a new litter of three 10-day old kittens, 2 males and 1 female belonging to Mom FP247. On April 18th FWC reported the remains of UCFP306, a 3-year-old male panther, were collected on April 13th on I-4 in Polk County. The cause of death was vehicular collision. The total number … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Four-week-old female mountain lion kitten discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

Researchers with the National Park Service and biologists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found the young animal at a den site. Her mother is P-23 a popular mountain lion and researchers suspect the kitten’s father may be P-23’s half-brother, P-30. The two animals were documented traveling together for three days, and three … Continue reading Four-week-old female mountain lion kitten discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens

On April 7th the ACR mountain lion research team announced the discovery of three 10-day old mountain lion kittens belonging to P1, a female mountain lion enlisted in their research study. The den was located the Glen Ellen-Kenwood vicinity of Sonoma County. The team was able to capture photos and video of the tiny lions … Continue reading Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens

Abandoned zoo in Aleppo, Syria starving tigers await aid

Amid the ruins of the civil war-ravaged city of Aleppo, Syria, are the remnants of what was once a zoo—and some animals are still there, The Dodo reports. Two skeletal tigers, two bears and several monkeys have been trying to survive in their cages at the zoo known as Aalim al-Sahar or The Magic World. … Continue reading Abandoned zoo in Aleppo, Syria starving tigers await aid

Last survivors at Iraqi zoo rescued

Last week a lion and a bear who spent months starving in the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul finally started a new life at a rehabilitation center in Jordan. Simba the lion and Lula the bear were held in the Montazah Al-Morour zoo as fighting engulfed the city, and were trapped in damaged cages without … Continue reading Last survivors at Iraqi zoo rescued

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

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

Frozen tiger discovered in ambulance

Traffic police in central Thanh Hóa Province found a frozen tiger weighing 180kg in an ambulance travelling on HCM Trail in the Thach Thành District, Viet Nam News reported. Police tried to stop a private ambulance after seeing it flout traffic rules. The driver and another man allegedly left the ambulance and ran towards the … Continue reading Frozen tiger discovered in ambulance