Archive for January, 2014

Iberian Lynx population in Andalusia reaches 319 animals in 2013

| January 19, 2014 | Reply

The Iberian Lynx is one of the most endangered mammals in the world and the IUCN lists it as Critically Endangered. There is lot’s of work being done in Spain and Portugal to save the species and there are some good news. In Andalusia the recent census in 2013 resulted in 319 counted cats. This […]

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Lions critically endangered in West Africa

| January 11, 2014 | Reply

The Lion is declining over much of it’s range and today there are fewer than 35,000 Lions left in Africa according to cat conservation NGO Panthera. The situation is particularly bad in West Africa as a new study new published on PLOS ONE called The Lion in West Africa Is Critically Endangered (also available as […]

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Slovakia bans Wolf hunting on the Slovak side of the Eastern Carpathians

| January 6, 2014 | Reply

Although wolves (and other predators) are recovering in some parts of Europe (e.g. Germany) they are still far from reaching ecologically significant population levels in many parts of Europe. Hunting of wolves in areas with small or declining populations should be avoided because this can seriously impact recovery. Wolves already suffer many other human caused […]

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Good news for wild cat conservation in 2013

| January 1, 2014 | Reply

2013 has seen some great progress in the conservation of wild cats. Below are a few highlights: 1) Nepals Tigers increase by 63%. Nepal is an important country for tiger conservation and the population is connected to the Tigers northern India. As the WWF reports in Nepal’s tiger numbers climbing the Tiger numbers in Nepal […]

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