22Apr

Happy Earth Day! Our discussion with Dr. Craig Packer concludes with a little legend about “Lion Time”, and his seminal work on Canine Distemper in Lions. Dr. Packer also shares some harsh realities about the conservation of lions in Africa. Too little, too late, or is there hope for…

15Apr

Few creatures have the kind of charismatic clout as the lion.  Today, this iconic animal faces its greatest threat yet–and most people don’t even realize it.  To get to the bottom of this conservation challenge, CFAR Sounding talks to one of the foremost experts in lion research.  For over…

07Apr

Few creatures have the kind of charismatic clout as the lion.  Today, this iconic animal faces its greatest threat yet–and most people don’t even realize it.  To get to the bottom of this conservation challenge, CFAR Sounding talks to one of the foremost experts in lion research.  For over…

24Mar

Wildlife corridors, buffer zones, and assisting the tiger range countries remains an important element for tiger conservation, but there is one consideration missing. What to do about ex situ (captive) tigers? To conclude our discussion, Dr. Gopal engages on options for ex situ tigers and how collaborative efforts among…

17Mar

Now that we have more tigers, how do we keep them? Dr. Gopal talks of the collaborative efforts between government, law enforcement, and civilians to save the tiger’s native lands. For 37 years, Dr. Rajesh Gopal has been a strong advocate for tiger conservation. His work has taken him…

10Mar

How do you count tigers? We decided to find out from one of the world’s experts. For 37 years, Dr. Rajesh Gopal has been a strong advocate for tiger conservation. His work has taken him into the depths of tiger strongholds, as well as the towers of human civilization….

03Mar

Happy World Wildlife Day! Wildlife corridors have moved from a theoretical phase to a practical one, with corridors being constructed around the globe. Focused study is going into finding out whether or not this novel answer for the wildlife question can solve a central problem: Do habitats purposefully linked…

24Feb

A recent tiger census has shown that the number of tigers in India has increased. The improvement of 30% comes as good news for wild tiger populations, but is receiving little attention outside of what is being reported. Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer take a closer look at…

21Feb
17Feb

Central Florida Animal Reserve is but one of over 100 organizations licensed in Florida to handle big cats, and one of thousands in the USA.  In this two part series, we talk with another big cat sanctuary: Catty Shack.  Located in Jacksonville, FL, Catty Shack is home to over…