Wildcat News Brief & Chat

Federal Judge Orders Stop to Canadian Lynx Trapping in Idaho

A federal judge has ordered a stop to the haphazard trapping of Canadian Lynx in Idaho—one of the rarest cats in the United States which has been captured multiple times in Idaho over the past several years in traps intended for other animals. It is estimated that fewer than 100 of the creatures may remain … Continue reading Federal Judge Orders Stop to Canadian Lynx Trapping in Idaho

U.S. Government Cracks Down on Letting Zoo Visitors Play with Lion and Tiger Cubs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a crackdown on roadside zoos’ lucrative practice of allowing members of the public to play or feed exotic cats such as tigers and lions. This is a result of avid pressure from animal welfare groups to stamp out the use of cubs as entertainment for zoo visitors, … Continue reading U.S. Government Cracks Down on Letting Zoo Visitors Play with Lion and Tiger Cubs

Caltrans Proposes Wildlife Overpass on 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills

Mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife would have less chance of becoming roadkill if the state adopts a plan to build a landscaped bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, supporters of the proposal said. The 165 x 200 foot overpass near Liberty Canyon Road would connect the Santa Monica Mountains on the south … Continue reading Caltrans Proposes Wildlife Overpass on 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills

National Lottery and Taxpayer Money Linked to Cat Slaughter Plans

Wildcat Haven and Human Society International UK, in a joint press release issued on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, describes how the conservation organization uncovered a lethal plan. Conservation organisation Wildcat Haven released a range of documents obtained from Scottish Government agency Scottish Natural Heritage via a Freedom of Information request. The documents include minutes, emails … Continue reading National Lottery and Taxpayer Money Linked to Cat Slaughter Plans

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.10.16

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 will also highlight work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Premiere episode Sunday, April 10, 2016: ~ U.S. … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.10.16

Cambodia Declares Tigers are Functionally Extinct ~ Government Aproves Reintroduction Plan

A report from Cambodia this week declared tigers are “functionally extinct,” conservationists conceded for the first time, as they launched a bold action plan to reintroduce the big cats to the kingdom’s forests. Cambodia’s dry forests used to be home to scores of Indochinese tigers but the WWF said intensive poaching of both tigers and … Continue reading Cambodia Declares Tigers are Functionally Extinct ~ Government Aproves Reintroduction Plan

WildCat Chat ~ Ocelot Detained for Illegal Border Crossing ~ March 9, 2016

Ocelot detained for illegal border crossing This ocelot was spotted trying to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. and was apprehended by U.S. border patrol agents. When questioned by the agents, the ocelot invoked his right to remain silent. He spent the night in custody and is expected to be deported immediately. Meanwhile, … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Ocelot Detained for Illegal Border Crossing ~ March 9, 2016

WildCat Chat ~ Feral Cats-Australia’s Non-native Wildcat ~February 11, 2016

Feral Cats – Australia’s non-native wildcat On January 16, 2016 “Felicitous felicide” an article about culling feral cats in Australia published in The Economist summarized, quite unconvincingly, Australia’s justification for their practice of culling feral cats. While I found no biological or scientific assessment in the article about methods, measuring outcomes, and maintaining a balanced … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Feral Cats-Australia’s Non-native Wildcat ~February 11, 2016