Wildcat News Brief & Chat

Louisiana Lawmakers Reject Bill

On April 21st the House of Representatives rejected a bill that focused on clarifying the state wildlife authorities’ power to stop Louisiana residents from importing tigers and other exotic cats. After a contentious debate resulting in a 35-41 vote, the House rejected HB 1084 proposed by Representative Jerome Zeringue, as several lawmakers were concerned it … Continue reading Louisiana Lawmakers Reject Bill

U.S. Submission of Proposals to CITES

On Thursday April 28th, United States Fish and Wildlife International Affairs, released notice of the United States submission of proposals and co-sponsorships to amend the CITES Appendices. In five months, delegates from around the globe will meet for the world’s leading forum to debate and discuss issues related to international wildlife trade. The 17th meeting … Continue reading U.S. Submission of Proposals to CITES

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.24.16

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 will also highlight work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. For Sunday, April 24, 2016: ~ Fatal encounter … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04.24.16

13 Countries Agree to Protect Tigers and Habitat

Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl. The world’s tiger countries are all in Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam. India has the most by far, with about 2,500 … Continue reading 13 Countries Agree to Protect Tigers and Habitat

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