18 Oct

Panthera Featured in South Africa’s BusinessDay Newspaper – Fake Fur Could Help Leopard Survive


The innovative leopard conservation work of Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, to create a faux leopard skin is featured in today’s BusinessDay newspaper. This newspaper is based in South Africa where Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project is also headquartered.  Read the article to learn how leopard skins are in increasing demand among members of South Africa’s Shembe Baptist Church, which has adopted the Zulu practice of wearing spotted cat fur (mainly leopard) during religious celebrations. Also learn about Tristan’s work to reduce the high demand for real leopard skins by working with digital designers and clothing companies to create a high-quality and affordable faux leopard skin.

Click here to watch videos about the leopard skin trade and learn more about Tristan’s leopard conservation work.

Read more about this project in the article below -