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Grizzly Bears benefit from Wolves in Yellowstone

| December 4, 2013 | Reply

Grizzly Bears are omnivores. They eat both plants and meat. They can hunt for themselves, e.g. young Elk or Moose calves. They will also take over kills by other predators like Pumas or Wolves. In Yellowstone, when Wolves kill prey such as Elk, Bison or Moose, Grizzly Bears sometimes take over the kill and eat […]

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Livestock guarding dogs reduce killing of predators

| December 1, 2013 | Reply

The use of livestock guarding dogs can significantly reduce loss of animals to predators. For example, these dogs are used to keep away wolves from sheep in some European countries with great success. If the dogs help to reduce the loss of livestock, farmers might tolerate predators and stop shooting or poisoning them. A new […]

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New cat species discovered in Brazil

| November 29, 2013 | Reply

The number of known cat species has changed over the years. Today this is mostly due to advances in genetics when a known species in split in two or more new species. For example, this has happened with the Clouded Leopard that has been split into two species with the one living on Borneo and […]

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Corridors help Tigers and Leopards

| September 5, 2013 | Reply

Conservationists have known it for many years – corridors are an important conservation strategy for large mammals. A new study has now brought even more evidence that this is critical for predators like Leopards and Tigers. It is of great importance to protect the still existing corridors and where possible try to create new ones […]

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Good news and bad news for the Iberian Lynx

| July 28, 2013 | Reply

The Iberian Lynx is one of the most endangered mammals on the planet. It was down to a low of 94 animals in the wild. Habitat destruction, illegal killing, road traffic and lack of prey (in the form of Eurapean Rabbits) made life difficult for the small cat. Now there is hope. As the Guardian […]

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Reasons why predators are endangered 1 – Lack of prey

| July 9, 2013 | Reply

Predators need prey. An eagle, a cat or a shark cannot survive without a regular and sufficient food supply. Although some reptiles can live for months without food, mammals like Lions or Leopard and birds like Golden Eagles or Great Horned Owls need regular food (not every day but they cannot live without eating for […]

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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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