Wildcat News Brief & Chat

What’s Wrong with the Tiger Numbers?

Last week in a survey report issued by WWF-International and the Global Tiger Forum claimed that the global tiger count was on the rise for the first time in a century. The claim is little more than a mockery of both science and sensibility. It is like concluding that the number of stars in the … Continue reading What’s Wrong with the Tiger Numbers?

Bringing Back the Roar: India to Reintroduce Tigers to Cambodia

A report by the World Wildlife Fund recommends at least eight tigers from India—six females and two males—should be translocated into Cambodian forests which could foster the rise in Cambodia’s tiger population to 25 over a period of 10 years. The Indian tigers would be “re-introduced” in two different locations in Cambodia, where the big … Continue reading Bringing Back the Roar: India to Reintroduce Tigers to Cambodia

A Rare Tiger Dies at Notorious “Death Zoo” in Indonesia

News from Jakarta today describes the death of an endangered Sumatran tiger held in a zoo in the city of Surabaya, on the main island of Java known to many as Zoo of Death, where hundreds of animals have perished in recent years. The male tiger named Rama, died of heart failure. Rama was born … Continue reading A Rare Tiger Dies at Notorious “Death Zoo” in Indonesia

WildCat Chat ~ Loved to Death ~ April 19, 2016

Loved to Death After we finalized our WildCat News Brief podcast for Sunday, April 17th, I received the news that a zoo keeper at the West Palm Beach Zoo in Florida was killed by a tiger. In our podcast, we highlighted two stories from last week regarding interactions with tigers in zoos in Dublin and … Continue reading WildCat Chat ~ Loved to Death ~ April 19, 2016

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.17.16

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. For Sunday, April 17, 2016: ~ U.S. Fish … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.17.16

Wild Tiger Population Rises for the First Time in 100 Years

In contrast to last week’s news from Cambodia, declaring tigers in the country as “functionally extinct,” according to the findings of a new survey released on Monday, April 11, 2016 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum, the global count of tigers roaming in the wild has risen for … Continue reading Wild Tiger Population Rises for the First Time in 100 Years

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