International poaching syndicates responsible for 31 tiger deaths

The Daily Mail UK/India released a startling report on international tiger poaching syndicates. Poaching fueled by a thriving trade of the animal body parts as well as loss of natural habitat and traditional prey had triggered a troubling slump in the tiger population from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the last century. India … Continue reading International poaching syndicates responsible for 31 tiger deaths

Translocated tigress gives birth in the Panna Tiger Reserve

Press Trust of India reported earlier this week a translocated tigress has once again given birth to three cubs in Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR), who were sighted by foresters in Madhla area in Panna district. “This is the fifth time that the translocated big cat (T-1) gave birth to cubs in the PTR where once … Continue reading Translocated tigress gives birth in the Panna Tiger Reserve

Endangered species being sold on e-commerce sites in India

The Times of India reported on Wednesday to be aware of endangered species being sold on e-commerce websites such as Amazon and Ebay under code names. For example, an Australian teddy bear may turn out to be a koala, a marsupial native to Australia and dhaariwala chaddar (a striped sheet) are the code words for … Continue reading Endangered species being sold on e-commerce sites in India

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

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 also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, July 24, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

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 also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, July 3, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

More trouble for wild tigers in India

More trouble for wild tigers in India as improper monitoring and spikes in poaching are attributed to the high rate of tiger deaths in 2016 On June 27th, the Deccan Chronicle reported that the recent death of a tiger at the Achankovil Forest in Kerala has raised eyebrows as the incident sheds light in to … Continue reading More trouble for wild tigers in India

Humans and wildlife often come into conflict as habitat loss provokes big cats to expand their ranges

Humans and wildcats often come into conflict as habitat loss provokes big cats to expand their ranges–finding easy prey…resulting in deadly consequences for all… As is the case in India’s Gir forest. The BBC reported earlier this week that a pride of 18 lions in western Gujarat state were captured after three people were killed … Continue reading Humans and wildlife often come into conflict as habitat loss provokes big cats to expand their ranges

Two incidents involving humans entering lion exhibits at zoos in India & Chile led to lions being shot

Last week in India at the Nehur Zoo Park, a visitor, who was allegedly drunk, was arrested after he was caught on camera trespassing into a lion exhibit. According to The Hindu, the 35-year-old man entered the exhibit that was located more than 12 feet below ground level. He approached the lions and put his … Continue reading Two incidents involving humans entering lion exhibits at zoos in India & Chile led to lions being shot

More reports on tiger populations in India reserves

The Times of India reported on May 23, 2016 that the 344 sq km Nameri Tiger Reserve (NTR) in Assam’s Sonitpur district has an estimated five to eight tigers, according to the latest assessment of predators and prey status report. The assessment, carried out between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that NTR, located on the northern … Continue reading More reports on tiger populations in India reserves

Tiger poached for witchcraft at the Satpura Tiger Reserve in India

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has pulled up forest department officials for their “callous attitude” and failing to keep an eye on a tiger killed last year for “sorcery.” The Press Trust of India reports, in a letter to chief wildlife warden, the NTCA has sought a detailed report on the matter. It is … Continue reading Tiger poached for witchcraft at the Satpura Tiger Reserve in India