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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiates Review of African Lion Under the Endangered Species Act!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has initiated a review of the African lion's status in order to determine whether the lion, Panthera leo leo, requires protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). USFWS is conducting this review after receiving a petition requesting ESA protection for the African lion. The Asiatic lion was listed as an endangered species in 1970, but the African lion is not currently protected under the ESA.
WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society supports this initiative to protect African lions under the ESA.
The public comment period closed on January 28, 2013. USFWS received over 3,200 comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov which are available for review.
2013 will be an exciting and productive year for the INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme's Project PREDATOR, which aims to protect the world's remaining wild tigers and other Asian big cats. The INTERPOL Environmental Crime Programme, through Project PREDATOR, will continue to encourage communication, cooperation and collaboration with respect to intelligence exchange, cross-border investigations and training, and support law enforcement efforts in the region to apprehend the individuals and organised groups responsible for crimes against tigers and Asian big cats. Project PREDATOR
Environmental Crime Programme INTERPOL Release:
Nepal police seize tiger parts and arrest seven during intelligence-led actions...
INTERPOL Press Release
New study released in September, illustrates "one can achieve tiger conservation success even within a densely populated human landscape where a high percentage of the population is involved in agriculture and the presence of conservation champions can dramatically affect the performance of individual reserves and have positive outcomes for tiger conservation." Comparative Evaluation of Tiger Reserves in India, by Gerald S. Post and Bivash Pandav, Biodiversity and Conservation, 2013.
"Living with Lions," National Geographic, August 2013
Africa's lions may number no more than 35,000. In Kenya a program called Lion Guardians points to a way to save the beleaguered cats... Living with Lions ... raises a host of conservation and ethical questions.
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Spain's endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction...
Spain's ~ Iberian Lynx
Attacks prompt Nepal to cap wildlife growth... Officials in Nepal have said they will now have to put a cap on the growth of wildlife including endangered species like tigers and rhinos. BBC Science-Environment News
Corridors Critical for India's Big Cats, by Nat Geo correspondent, Brian Switek, reviews two recently published studies by Sandeep Sharma and Trishna Dutter et al. of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, on the genetic diversity of tigers and leopards in Central India and whether the big cats are finding mates from different areas in the preserves. Corridors Critical for India's Big Cats
A new article by Chloe Inskip et al. takes an indepth look into the human-tiger conflict in Bangladesh Sundarbans. Human-tiger conflict in context: Risks to lives and livelihoods in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
"The Truck Stops Here!"
July 2013 Update: Tony the Truck Stop Tiger Heading to Louisiana Supreme Court ...
Visit ALDF: Cases & Campaigns: The Truck Stops Here! for a timeline of the case and controversy surrounding Tony's unfortunate life at the truck stop.
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Wildcat Events, Films & Books
American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking and Filmmakers for Conservation, with Chris Palmer
Veteran wildlife film producer Chris Palmer's controversial book, Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom, has been widely praised. Now it has been turned into a film for public television. Hosted by National Geographic emerging explorer and filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau, the film takes a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of natural history filmmaking and shows the reality behind the lens.
For more information, please visit Environmental Film or Filmmakers for Conservation
felid & wildlife conferences
WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society thanks all that attended the
Law Library of Congress ~ Power Lunch Series
on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
"America's Captive Big Cats," presented by
Lisa Ann Tekancic, Esq. President & CEO
WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society
Law Library of Congress ~ Power Lunch Series ~ "America's Captive Big Cats"
laws & paws Reception and silent auction
Our first annual Laws & Paws Reception and Silent Auction is being planned for September 2014 in Washington, DC!
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