Jackson Hole News & Guide Features Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project and Findings on ‘Cougar Communities’
Read a new Jackson Hole News & Guide article that discusses findings from Panthera's Teton Cougar Project showing that cougars, once thought of as solitary carnivores, are much more social than scientists previously thought.
Today marks World Ranger Day – one day of the year when the international community comes together to honor and support those men and women working on the ground around the world to protect wildlife, including wild cats, from their most pressing threats, including poaching for the illegal wildlife trade, retributive hunting due to conflict with local people, habitat loss and fragmentation and more.
Positive tiger conservation developments revealed at Panthera’s 7th annual Tigers Forever Meeting
New York, NY – New hope for the future of the endangered wild tiger was unveiled today by Panthera, the world’s leading wild cat conservation organization, on the fifth annual International Tiger Day.
Today marks International Tiger Day - a global day to raise awareness about the world’s largest wild cat, and what’s at stake. Unbeknownst to many, fewer than 3,200 tigers remain in the wild, and their survival is threatened due to rampant poaching for the illegal wildlife market, where their skins and body parts are traded at a high price.
The leopards of India most often make headlines due to conflict with local people, when leopard habitat abuts or overlaps land occupied by local communities, and also when spotlights are shined on other major threats facing the species, including poaching for the illegal wildlife market, on which their beautiful skins and organs fetch high prices, and loss and fragmentation of leopard habitat.
What's better - spots or stripes? Panthera's beautiful photo of the day features both - a cheetah, zebra and wildebeest on the African plains. Thanks to Panthera supporter, photographer and wildlife lover, Adam Rubin, for this and other stunning wildlife pics from Africa that help highlight Panthera's big cat conservation work throughout the continent. Learn more about Panthera's Project Leonardo
On Saturday, August 9th, at 6pm, Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will deliver the keynote address, entitled ‘Connecting the Dots: Saving the World’s Big Cat Species,’ at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Annual Meeting and Summer Celebration.
The BBC has reported that at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Chinese officials reportedly admitted that trade in tiger skins remains legal in China.
Jakarta, Indonesia - On July 16th, 2014, Panthera, the world's leading wild cat conservation organization, at their annual Tigers Forever meeting, recognized notable successes from numerous partners across tiger range in the fight to save wild tigers.
Each year, Panthera hosts a Tigers Forever program meeting, bringing together existing and potential conservation partners, including some of the world’s leading tiger scientists, law enforcement specialists and policy experts, to assess the state of the fewer than 3,200 wild tigers that remain in the world and identify the conservation activities required to ensure the long term survival of the species.