09Jun

Conservator’s Center is a wildlife park located in Burlington, North Carolina. Since 1999, they have been providing education and rescue services for animals in need. A radical bill introduced to the legislature drew them and many others into a discussion that highlighted some of the remarkable complexity that comes…

16May

Central Florida Animal Reserve is celebrating its second Member Day of 2015. Summer is almost here, but before you give over to sand and surf, come join the cats of CFAR on site for a visit. Join the people who volunteer on a casual stroll surrounded by big cats…

12May

People have been blending the human and animal world since early days. This ascribing of human features to non-humans is called “anthropomorphics”, and it can be seen all around us from the headlights of your car to the clothing we make for animals. This sometimes amusing human diversion comes…

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…