Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

Daphne Sheldrick, a wildlife conservationist who saved hundreds of orphaned elephants in Africa, chronicled in documentaries like “Born to Be Wild,” died on April 12th in Nairobi. She was 83. Ms. Sheldrick, a British subject was born in Africa and spent her life there, became an important voice in the movement to save the declining … Continue reading Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

Jaguars learn how to survive floods in the Amazon

According to a special report published by Reuters earlier this month, Brazilian jaguars, imperiled by hunters, ranchers and destruction of their habitat have learned to survive at least one menace—flooding in the Amazon. They take to the trees! Although they can be six feet long and 200 pounds, the largest South American cats nimbly navigate … Continue reading Jaguars learn how to survive floods in the Amazon

Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

The Advocate reports: A judge in Baton Rouge to rule on state’s big cat ban as Grosse Tete truck stop pushes for new tiger. The state judge said last Tuesday she’ll rule on the legality of Louisiana’s big cat ban after hearing arguments from attorneys for the state, an animal rights group and an Iberville … Continue reading Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

Lion tamer refused license

The BBC News reports: The UK’s last lion tamer was refused a license to use three big cats in a travelling circus. Thomas Chipperfield’s appeal against the decision, made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in July, was also dismissed in court. A DEFRA spokesman said it remained “absolute” in its … Continue reading Lion tamer refused license

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 2018

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, 08 April 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.06.18

The Center for Biological Diversity’s suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act about wildlife being imported into the United States was ruled on last Friday, March 30, 2018. U.S. Magistrate Judge, Bruce G. Macdonald for the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, ordered the agency to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.06.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.06.18

On March 21st the FWC collected the remains of a 9-10 year old male at Golden Gate Estates and Rock Road in Collier County. The cause of death is unknown. On April 3rd the FWC collected the remains of a 3 year old female on SR82 just west of the Corkscrew Road junction. The cause … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.06.18

Enormous wildcat found in Aberdeenshire Forest

The BBC News reports One of the largest wildcats ever recorded in the world is said to have been discovered by field workers in Aberdeenshire’s Clashindarroch Forest. Nicknamed the Clashindarroch Beast, the wildcat was captured on camera and is estimated to be 4 feet long—from nose to tail. The footage was gathered as part of … Continue reading Enormous wildcat found in Aberdeenshire Forest

Cougar on the move!

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say the big cat is looking to set up a territory—a once unlikely sighting in southeast Wisconsin is now becoming a common event. “Prior to February 7th, we never had a cougar sighting in southeast Wisconsin ever confirmed. It is more common for cougars to be spotted in the … Continue reading Cougar on the move!