Recently, Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, spoke with Times of India reporter, Atul Thakur, about the decision by India’s Supreme Court to translocate a group of Asiatic lions from Gujarat state's Gir forest to the Kuno game sanctuary in neighboring Madhya Pradesh state.
Read an interesting, extended Q&A with Dr. Hunter on this issue to learn about proper protocol in translocating big cats, including establishing a 2-3 month period of ‘pre-release captivity,’ the risks and challenges associated with relocation initiatives, and more.
Scientific American and VICE Report on Extinction of Taiwan’s Clouded Leopard & Research by Panthera CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
Recently, a number of news outlets, including Scientific American and VICE, have reported on the extinction of the Formosan clouded leopard subspecies in Taiwan, following the conclusion of a 13 year quest for this beautiful wild cat. Rooted out by poaching, trade in its pelts during the Japanese occupation, habitat destruction and elimination of its natural prey, the clouded leopard has not been spotted in Taiwan in over three decades, and as such, coverage of this extinction is not unexpected.
‘Ending the War on Wildlife’ Explorers Club Lecture by Panthera’s Conservation Council Member, Jane Alexander
On Monday, June 3rd, Panthera’s Conservation Council member and renowned actress, Jane Alexander, will give an exclusive lecture entitled, “Ending the War on Wildlife,” at The Explorers Club in New York City.
Focusing on the mass extinction of many of our Earth’s precious species, Jane’s presentation will touch on how people around the world are contributing to this grave issue through climate change, rampant poaching and wildlife trafficking, and other threats, and the solutions that exist to reverse this trend. Read a summary of the lecture here:
Today at 3:30pm EST: HuffPost Live Interview with Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on Coexisting with Wildlife
Tune in to HuffPost Live’s webTV network at 3:30pm EST today to watch a video interview with Panthera’s President and wild cat scientist, Dr. Luke Hunter, on how modern societies can effectively manage and coexist with populations of protected wildlife. Discussing the recent resurgence of wolf populations in Germany and subsequent divisions created between farmers and conservationists in country, Dr. Hunter will share human-wildlife conflict mitigation lessons from his decades-long career in wildlife conservation.
Enjoy our photo of the day of a gorgeous snow leopard and sunset on India’s Kharlung Mountain Ridge. Learn how Panthera's Media Director, Steve Winter, captured this image and more in National Geographic's "Searching for the Snow Leopard" video narrated by Steve.
Learn more about Panthera’s Snow Leopard Conservation Program.
We are thrilled to share that Panthera’s promotional advertisement is currently featured in the April 2013 issues of Texas Monthly and Los Angeles Magazine! Raising awareness about the threats facing the fewer than 30,000 wild lions that remain in Africa, Panthera’s advertisement, shown below, features two curious lion cubs inspecting a camera trap in Kenya with the message, “Curiosity is Not What is Killing These Cats.”
Learn more about the threats facing Africa’s lions and what Panthera is doing through Project Leonardo to protect and grow these populations.
Times of India Interview with Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on the Translocation of India’s Asiatic Lions
Last week, we shared coverage of the recent, controversial decision by India’s Supreme Court to translocate a group of Asiatic lions from Gujarat state's Gir forest to the Kuno game sanctuary in neighboring Madhya Pradesh state, along with comments from Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on why this relocation will benefit the world’s last 300-400 Asiatic lions.
A new Jackson Hole News & Guide article entitled ‘Lives of Mountain Lions Unfold in Nighttime Videos’ features the work of Panthera's Teton Cougar Project scientists to uncover the secret lives of cougars living north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Read the article now to learn how Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr.
Our photo of the day is a beautiful lioness resting in the shade in Zimbabwe. But there's no time to rest when it comes to lion conservation. Lions have disappeared from over 80% of their historic range. They exist in 28 African countries and one country in Asia and are extinct in 26 countries. Project Leonardo is Panthera’s solution to protecting & increasing the world’s remaining wild lions.
A recent National Geographic article reports on new, rare photos of leopard infanticide captured in Botswana’s Okavango Delta by photographer Ryan Green. Read the article now to learn what Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, had to say about the cause of infanticide in big cats, and the prevalence of this behavior in leopard populations near South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
Read an excerpt from the article here: