Archive for June, 2013

Wolf and other wild canid ecology and conservation news June 2013

| June 30, 2013 | Reply

Summary of important news about the ecology and conservation of wolves and other wild canid species in June 2013: General: Going to the Dogs: 8 Endangered Canids A list and description of 8 endangered canid species around the world. Wolf: Study: Wyoming wolves getting bad rap for elk decline. New study about the effects of […]

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Wild cat ecology and conservation news June 2013

| June 29, 2013 | Reply

Summary of important news about the ecology and conservation of wild cat species in June 2013: General: Antipoaching program by Panthera Wild cat NGO Panthera has started a new campaign to fight illegal poaching. Tiger: Dog Disease Infecting Tigers, Making Them Fearless. Canine distemper virus is threatening tigers in Russia and other places. Don’t blame […]

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Wild Cheetah reintroduced to the Free State in South Africa as part of the Cheetah Metapopulation Project

| June 26, 2013 | Reply

The Cheetah, currently classfied as Vulnerable by the IUCN is a rare and endangered large cat. It is estimated that there are fewer than 10,000 adult Cheetahs in the wild. In South Africa less than 1,000 Cheetahs are surviving and the population has been declining. One of the problems is the isolation of populations due […]

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Tiger conservation does work: Great news from Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand

| June 23, 2013 | Reply

The Tiger is the most endangered of the large cat species with an estimated 3,200 tigers left in the wild. And these animals are distributed over a large area and often without any connection between the individual populations. But Tigers can still be saved and many NGOs are working hard to protect the large cat. […]

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Bobcat Protection Act in California aims to protect Bobcats from commercial trapping

| June 20, 2013 | Reply

The Bobcat is a medium-sized cat that occurs in southern Canada, northern Mexico and across most of the USA. Defenders of Wildlife estimate population in the wild to be between 725,000 and 1,020,000 cats. So far the Bobcat is not nearly as rare ans many other cat species like the Tiger or it’s critically endangered […]

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Tibetan monks help to protect the endangered Snow Leopard

| June 16, 2013 | Reply

When you want to protect large predators like Wolves, Tigers, Lions or Harpy Eagles, you need to involve the local people. For example in Africa the Lion Guardians program is a very innovative and effective way to protect Lions and mitigate conflict between those large (and sometimes dangerous) cats and the local people. Now conservationists […]

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Ruaha Carnivore Project Progress Report for Spring – Summer 2013 published

| June 12, 2013 | Reply

The Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) in Tanzania is part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit WildCRU and aims to help develop effective conservation strategies for large carnivores in Tanzania’s remote Ruaha landscape incl. the Ruaha National Park.  The area is home to many large predators like Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Spotted Hyaenas and African Wild Dogs. The RCP has very innovative ideas […]

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New video footage shows Puma fishing for trout

| June 9, 2013 | Reply

The Puma (Cougar, Mountain Lion) feeds mostly on ungulates like deer or elk over most of it’s range. Sometimes other animals are killed like beavers or large birds like turkey. Fish is very rare on the menu and not even mentioned in most books about Pumas. Now a video shows a Puma fishing for trout […]

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