Category: cats

WWF releases new video: Snow Leopard with 4 cubs

| January 25, 2017 | Reply

WWF has released a new video from Mongolia that shows a female Snow Leopard with four cubs. Four cubs are rare and this is the fist time that many have been recorded in that region. Snow Leopards are among the rarest cats in the world. Illegal persecution, habitat loss and lack of prey are all problems that […]

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Domestic dogs as an important food source for Leopards in India

| April 11, 2015 | Reply

It is often assumed that the density of predators depends largely on the amount of available wild prey species. This is not always the case and in some places predators can rely almost completely on domestic animals. A recently published paper (Athreyaa et al 2014. Cat among the dogs: leopard Panthera pardus diet in a […]

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Will Tigers be reintroduced to Kazakhstan?

| July 12, 2014 | Reply

The Caspian Tiger once roamed parts of Kazakhstan. Now extinct it cannot be restored. But genetic analysis confirmed that the Amur Tiger subspecies is almost identical. A new plan aims to reintroduce Tigers to a large area of about 10,000 square kilometers of suitable Tiger habitat including the the Ili River Delta, a large wetland […]

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EU launches platform on coexistence between people and large carnivores

| June 15, 2014 | Reply

A new initiative by the European Union and several conservation NGOs including the World Wildlife Fund and the Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe (LCIE) have agreed to join the new EU platform “Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores”. The 4 species involved (Wolf, Eurasian Lynx, Wolverine and Brown Bear) have all increased at least in […]

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Book review: The Cougar Beautiful, Wild & Dangerous by Paula Wild

| May 11, 2014 | Reply

Pumas have one of the largest distributions of any mammal. Unfortunately their population has dropped considerably or they were eradicated completely in many parts of their range. Some experts believe that in recent decades the Puma (or Cougar, Moutain Lion) has recovered in parts of western North America. Conflicts have increased with livestock owners. Pumas […]

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Panthera launches Project Pardus: the first global conservation initiative for wild leopards

| May 8, 2014 | Reply

The cat conservation NGO Panthera has launched Project Pardus, a global initiative to protect wild Leopards. Panthera has already been active working for Leopard conservation for many years in Africa but the new initiative has a wider and much more ambitious scope and expands to project other places like India, Sri Lanka and Iran. The […]

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Belize and Panthera Sign Critical Conservation Agreement for the Jaguar

| April 24, 2014 | Reply

The wild cat NGO Panthera has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Belize togehter with the government and the the University of Belize. The MOU is a “pledge by all parties to collaboratively implement science-based conservation initiatives that secure and connect jaguars and their habitats in Belize and beyond its borders, facilitate land […]

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WWF shows new video footage of family life of Amur Leopards

| February 2, 2014 | Reply

WWF has released an exciting video showing details of the family life of the critically endangered Amur Leopard. See here for the video and more information: New footage reveals family life of elusive Amur leopard.

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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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