Indiana considering proposal to allow bobcat hunting and trapping

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is considering a proposal to allow bobcat hunting and trapping because of a recent surge in the bobcat population. With the addition of a regulated hunting season, officials say, the growth would be managed appropriately. Right now, the numbers decrease only when bobcats die in accidental kills, like … Continue reading Indiana considering proposal to allow bobcat hunting and trapping

WildEarth Guardians challenge U.S. exports of bobcat pelts

On Wednesday, May 4th WildEarth Guardians said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market and the little-known program should not continue without a … Continue reading WildEarth Guardians challenge U.S. exports of bobcat pelts

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

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, May 8, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

INTERPOL targets organized crime networks trafficking ivory and rhino horn

In a press release issued by INTERPOL Environmental Crime, on Wednesday, May 4th, reported organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa. One man was arrested and warrants were issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least … Continue reading INTERPOL targets organized crime networks trafficking ivory and rhino horn

China defends its record in fighting poaching

On Sunday, May 1st, the Daily Nation in Kenya reported, the Chinese government has used a summit on wildlife poaching and ivory burning in Kenya to defend its record on fighting poaching. President Xi Jinping told the conference in Nanyuki that his government was determined to change laws and increase punishment on smugglers because poaching … Continue reading China defends its record in fighting poaching

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service graduates new class of Wildlife Detector Dogs

The newest class of four Wildlife Detector Dogs — Dock, Dutton, Hanna and Smokey and their human partners graduated and will soon spread out across the nation to some of the busiest ports of entry for wildlife trade. There they will get to work conserving species like elephant, rhino, alligator and more. The USFWS Wildlife … Continue reading U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service graduates new class of Wildlife Detector Dogs