The Roar Report

30 Jan

Tigers Forever Book Presentation – New York, Feb 11th


Panthera’s Director of Media and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, and hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance environmental journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. Now, their photographs and stories can be seen in the newly published Panthera-National Geographic book, entitled ‘Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.’

23 Jan

Panthera’s Tristan Dickerson Profiled by Men's Health Magazine as One of "South Africa's Most Inspirational Men"


Panthera is thrilled to share that our own Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, has been profiled by Men's Health Magazine as one of "South Africa's Most Inspirational Men" for his conservation work through Panthera's Furs For Life Leopard Project.

Read the following excerpt from South Africa’s Men’s Health Magazine to learn about Tristan's work to create an affordable and realistic faux leopard fur to reduce the hunting of leopards among the Shembe community, who wear the skins during religious ceremonies:

22 Jan

First High-Res Photo of Elusive Bay Cat Taken in Borneo


One of the world’s least-known and most endangered wild cats, the Bay Cat, was recently photographed for the first time in high resolution by wildlife photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht, while working on assignment with Panthera. As highlighted in a recent LiveScience article and photo gallery, this stunning photograph, shown here, was taken with a camera trap set in Tawau Hills Park, in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Except for poor quality, remote camera-trap images taken by researchers, the Bay Cat has never been photographed like this in the wild.

15 Jan

First Ever Photos Of Snow Leopards in Uzbekistan Taken Through Panthera, WWF and Gissar Nature Reserve Study


Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Newly obtained camera trap images have provided the very first photographic evidence of snow leopards in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan.

14 Jan

Video: BBC World News Interview with Panthera's President on Lions in West Africa


Earlier today, BBC World News Television interviewed Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on new and sobering findings on the state of lions in West Africa. Watch the interview below to see Dr. Hunter discuss the recent and catastrophic decline in West Africa's lion populations and the threats that have brought about this population loss.

Learn what Dr. Hunter had to say about the surprising findings from a Panthera-led study in West Africa, including the existence of just an estimated 250 adult lions restricted to four isolated and severely imperiled populations in the region. Also hear what Dr. Hunter had to say about what is needed to protect and grow these remaining lion populations in West Africa.

09 Jan

Photo of the Day

Luke Hunter/Panthera

Panthera's photo of the day shows a gorgeous leopard in Kafue National Park - the largest protected area in the southern African nation of Zambia & one of the most important national parks in Africa. Learn about Panthera's partnership with PUMA & Wilderness Safaris to protect big cats in this critical conservation area @

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

08 Jan

Press Release: Lions are Critically Endangered in West Africa


New York, New York - A report published today concludes that the African lion is facing extinction across the entire West African region. The West African lion once ranged continuously from Senegal to Nigeria, but the new paper reveals there are now only an estimated 250 adult lions restricted to four isolated and severely imperiled populations. Only one of those populations contains more than 50 lions.

06 Jan

Panthera to Unveil the Secret Lives of Cougars with New ‘Cougar Channel’


Often referred to as the American lion, puma, panther, mountain lion, or puma, the wild cougar maintains the largest geographic range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, spanning 28 countries. Yet despite this beautiful species’ notoriety and extensive home range, the cougar remains to be one of the most elusive wild cats on the planet.

03 Jan

The Moth Book Hits New York Times Best Sellers List


Several months ago, The Moth - an acclaimed, New York non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling - published a book featuring fifty spellbinding stories, including a soul-bearing story contributed by Panthera’s CEO and Moth regular, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. Today we are pleased to share that this book has been selected for The New York Times Best Sellers List!

03 Jan

Jan 6 - Explorers Club Lecture with Panthera Media Director Steve Winter and Journalist Sharon Guynup


On January 6, Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, and environmental journalist, Sharon Guynup, will give a special lecture at New York City’s Explorer’s Club on the state of the tiger and the release of the new Panthera-National Geographic book, Tigers Forever: Saving the Worlds Most Endangered Big Cat.