Panthera has just rolled out our April newsletter, featuring the most recent news and updates from our wild cat conservation programs around the globe. Take a look to learn about the Panthera-supported ‘Long Shields’ project, which is employing local men and women - typically raised to hunt lions - to instead serve as protectors of lions and communities of southwestern Zimbabwe. Read a special contribution from Panthera’s Conservation Council member and actress, Glenn Close, on her reflections from a recent trip with Panthera’s team to Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – first established with the help of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, in the early 1980s.
This month’s newsletter also features an article commemorating the life of a female cougar, known as F51, monitored through Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, including stunning videos and photos of F51 grooming her kittens in a natal den and more. Don’t miss our features on the exciting launch of a grants program dedicated solely to the conservation of the wild African cheetah – the Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grants Program – and the first children’s book authored by Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, entitled A Boy and a Jaguar.