Tune in to CNN International’s Amanpour program today at 2pm ET to watch an interview with Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on Cecil the lion and the wider threats facing lions and other big cats across Africa.
The death of Cecil the lion has enraged the world this week, and rightly so. Having spent a lifetime working to conserve this species, I am disgusted by the killing of this regal lion.
For eight years, Cecil and his family had been followed by Panthera's partners in Zimbabwe, Oxford University's WildCRU. He was 13 when he was killed and was an essential member of his pride, defending its females and siring many litters of cubs. Cecil was helping to grow Africa's fading lion populations when he was apparently lured outside of the protection of the magnificent Hwange National Park and killed horrifically.
Alleged Illegal Hunting of Lion in Zimbabwe Highlights Catastrophic Decline of Africa’s Lions
New York, NY – Earlier this month, a male lion studied through the Hwange Lion Project, operated by Panthera and Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), was tragically killed outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.
Today is International Tiger Day, a day devoted to raising global awareness about the state of the world’s last remaining 3,200 wild tigers.
Check out our infographic to learn about the threats tigers are facing… and what Panthera is doing to protect them.
New Interactive Website Reveals Never-Before-Seen Cougar Behaviors
New York, NY – Today, Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, launched The Cougar Channel – an interactive website that is uncovering the secret lives of the ‘American lion’ by sharing never-before-seen footage and photographs with the world.
The Financial Times has published an article featuring Panthera’s Chairman Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan following the record-breaking sale of his Spitfire plane at Christie’s London last week.
The article chronicles Dr. Kaplan’s enduring love of -- and determination to save -- big cats, as well as his career, fascination with British history and remarkable art collection.
Christie’s London Auctions Restored Spitfire for $4.8 Million to Protect Big Cats and Support Additional Charities
New York, NY – Yesterday, a remarkable piece of British history – a restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire plane – belonging to the family of Panthera’s Founder and Chairman Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan and his wife Daphne Recanati Kaplan was sold through Christie’s London to benefit Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
Press Release: BBC Documentary ‘Mountain Lions: Big Cats In High Places’ Featuring Panthera Airs In UK
Sir David Attenborough Narrates BBC Film Uncovering the Secret Lives of Mountain Lions
New York, NY – A new BBC Natural World documentary entitled ‘Mountain Lions: Big Cats in High Places’ featuring Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project will air tonight in the United Kingdom at 8 p.m. on BBC Two.
Narrated by legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the film follows a year in the lives of two mountain lion mothers – known as F51 and F61 – and their kittens, studied through Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project in the spectacular southern Yellowstone Ecosystem.
If your dad loves the outdoors, cares about the environment or is a conservationist at heart, wish him a Happy Father’s Day with a big cat e-card from Panthera! Choose from one of six beautiful photographs, and personalize your card for just $10 -- which will go directly to Panthera’s education and conservation programs -- all in honor of Dad.
On Thursday, June 18th, Dr. Mark Elbroch, Panthera’s Puma Project Leader, will kick off the 2015 University of Wyoming National Park Service’s Hank Harlow Summer Seminar series with a presentation on altruism in mountain lions, otherwise known as cougars or pumas.