Aad and Rianne made this video.
This video from the USA says about itself:
Saudi Arabia Bans Cat Pictures For Being Too ‘Western’
26 May 2016
A prominent Saudi cleric has declared photographs with cats, and other animals, forbidden unless completely necessary due to an upsurge in Saudis “who want to be like Westerners.”
On a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, was told about “a new trend of taking pictures with cats has been spreading among people who want to be like Westerners.”
Read more here.
I beg your pardon. Cats ‘Western’!? Domestic cats originated in ancient Egypt, now a mainly Arab and Islamic country. Cats have a favourable reputation in Islamic religious tradition.
The domestic cat is a revered animal in Islam. Admired for its cleanliness as well as for being loved by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the cat is considered “the quintessential pet” by Muslims. … According to many hadiths, Muhammad prohibited the persecution and killing of cats.
However, as the Saudi royal family destroys ancient Islamic historical buildings to replace them with their own palaces, they seem to hate all Islamic traditions which do not suit them.
This video says about itself:
Both animals have bounced back from the brink of extinction in Europe thanks to strong protection under EU Nature laws, but they are still at risk. We are campaigning to ensure that Europe’s beauties of nature are effectively protected.
This video says about itself:
Elusive Marbled Cat Filmed
November 21, 2011—The little-known marbled cat, whose tail is nearly the length of its body, was recently captured by a camera trap in Indonesia.
© 2011 National Geographic; video courtesy of Marten Slothouwer.
Elusive Marbled Cats Secretly Photographed in Borneo
by Laura Geggel, Staff Writer | March 23, 2016 05:39pm ET
A secret photo shoot deep in the forests of Malaysian Borneo is helping researchers determine just how many marbled cats — rare, tree-climbing felines — live in the region, according to a new study.
Marbled cats (Pardofelis marmorata) are extremely elusive creatures. To get a better idea of the cats’ stomping grounds, the researchers placed camera traps in eight forests and two palm oil plantations in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, they said.
After four months of secret, motion-triggered infrared photography, the researchers found that marbled cats are most numerous in the lowlands where the forest is undisturbed. However, they did find a few cats in selectively logged areas. [See Camera Trap Photos of the Elusive Marbled Cat]
“We show that marbled cats can still survive in logged forests,” said study lead researcher Andrew Hearn, a doctoral candidate at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. “This lends further weight to the argument that such disturbed forests are important to the conservation of biodiversity and should be preserved wherever possible.”
Little is known about the cats, which are named for their marble-patterned fur. They live in dense tropical forests, and are rarely seen, except for the odd camera-trap sighting. Perhaps that’s because the species is listed as “near threatened,” according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list, largely due to habitat loss and poaching.
In the new study, the researchers used the surreptitiously taken photos to identify individual cats and estimate the species’ population density and distribution. They found that the lowland Danum Valley Conservation Area had about 19.5 cats per 39 square miles (100 square kilometers). Tawau Hills Park had fewer — about seven cats per 39 square miles. The Tabin Wildlife Reserve, which was selectively logged from 1969 to 1989, had an estimated density of about 10 cats per 39 square miles.
These estimates provide “tentative evidence” that undisturbed, lowland hill forests have the highest densities of marbled cats, Hearn said. Other areas, including disturbed lowlands and undisturbed highlands, had lower densities of the cats, he said.
The camera traps didn’t record any marbled-cat sightings within the plantations, although one cat was spotted walking along the forest-plantation boundary, the researchers added. They also photographed cubs in the Tabin North, Tawau and Ulu Segama forests.
The results of this exhaustive study suggest that the marbled-cat population may be somewhat higher in northern Borneo than it is elsewhere, but more studies are needed to verify this, Hearn said. For instance, researchers could use camera traps in other places in which the cats are found in the Indomalayan ecorealm, a region extending from eastern India and Nepal to Yunnan province, China; and throughout mainland Southeast Asia to the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. [Photos: In Images: The Rare Bay Cat of Borneo]
But enforced regulations could increase the number of Borneo’s marbled cats even more. Although poaching is illegal, the researchers found used shotgun cartridges in seven of the eight forests. However, they didn’t come across any evidence that poachers are shooting marbled cats, the scientists wrote in the study.
Laws governing logging and forest conservation may also help preserve the population of marbled cats, Hearn said.
“We provide further evidence that logged forest may still be used by these cats, and should be preserved,” he said.
The study was published online today (March 23) in the journal PLOS ONE.
This 17 March 2016 video from the USA is called Two Utah Men Free An Angry Cougar From A Trap!
About this, another video from the USA says about itself:
8 March 2016
Footage has been released showing a large cougar being released from a bobcat trap in the Pine Valley Mountains in Utah. Division of Wildlife Resources employee Mark Ekins took the footage after responding to a call…
By Ed Mazza from the USA on this:
The Terrifying Job Of Helping A Trapped, Angry Mountain Lion
The cougar was accidentally caught in a bobcat trap.
03/15/2016 04:13 am ET
How do you help a wounded animal that thinks you want to hurt it, and could tear you to shreds in a matter of seconds if it ever gets its paws on you?
Very, very carefully.
A heart-stopping video shows rescuers in Utah working to free a ticked-off mountain lion who got caught in a bobcat trap.
The rescue was captured on video by Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officer Mark Ekins, who told KSL that most cougars can escape bobcat traps on their own without injury.
But from time to time, this happens.
Ekins admitted he was nervous during the rescue effort, and said that’s a good thing.
“If I wasn’t nervous or started to lack respect for the power of that animal, it could potentially be very dangerous,” Ekins told the station. “I’m nervous and I’m extremely careful when doing it… I’ve probably only done three in my career that were as big as the one you saw. That was a really big one.”
Not only does the cougar look intimidating, it also lets out a few angry snarls that sound like something out of a horror movie. …
Once the cougar was held down, they put a blanket over it, released the trapped paw and stood back until the cat realized it was free to go. The mountain lion ran off with one of the catch poles still attached, but dropped it not too far away.
Ekins told KUTV that the big cat had a cut on its paw but was otherwise fine.
Although the incident happened in December, the video was only recently posted online.
Other sources, like Dutch daily Metro of 19 March 2016, claim the cougar was in a bear trap, not a bobcat trap.
This 6 March 2016 video from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):
In February 2016, a wildcat was captured on film images in a forest between the Limburg rivers Geul and Gulp. This is the first observation in this area since 2006. A special recording of a special animal.
See also here.