On Sunday, September 29th, Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow program will air a new segment on the elusive jaguar, hosted by Phil Torres, including Panthera’s footage of wild jaguars in Latin America. Learn about the Americas’ largest big cat, including how Panthera’s scientists and other field biologists use camera traps and other research tools to monitor jaguar populations throughout Central and South America and learn how to better protect the species across its range.
See and share our wonderful camera trap photo of the day of a leopard mother carrying her tiny cub in South Africa! If you're a fan of this beautiful big cat, read what Panthera is doing in South Africa to protect the species @ http://bit.ly/flEZT1 & make a donation to support the future of the leopard @ http://bit.ly/MmCOWU!
Last week, TakePart wildlife blogger, Richard Conniff, spoke with Panthera’s Senior Tiger Program Director, Dr. John Goodrich, to discuss the new, state-of-the-art camera trap technology that Panthera has developed to aggressively combat the poaching of wild tigers – the primary threat facing the fewer than 3,200 individuals that remain across Asia. Read the article, 'Why Secret Wildlife Cameras Might Be a Poacher's Worst Nightmare,' to learn about Panthera's plans to deploy new 'Poachercams' in Sumatra later this year that use cell phone technology to send photos of poachers in real time to park ranger stations.
Our photo of the day shows a group of children celebrating – in rare form – the one year anniversary of their school’s opening in the Brazilian Pantanal. Last year, this school was opened, for both children and cowboys, on a ranch where Panthera works with local communities in the Pantanal to conserve the elusive jaguar. Learn more about Panthera’s jaguar conservation work through the Pantanal Jaguar Project.
Enjoy our photo of the day showing a side view of an inquisitive leopard, taken in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park by Panthera’s partner photographer, William Burrard-Lucas. Check out cool photos taken by Burrard-Lucas using a remote controlled 'BeetleCam' or buggy with a camera on top at http://www.burrard-lucas.com/beetlecam and https://www.facebook.com/BeetleCam?directed_target_id=0
Learn about Panthera's leopard conservation work in South Africa.
This month, Guyana’s Sunday Times Magazine published an article on the country’s and the Americas’ largest wild cat – the elusive jaguar - known regionally as “turtle tiger”, among other nicknames. The article, entitled ‘Visit the Haven for the Elusive Jaguar,’ reports on the behavior and physical characteristics of the jaguar, which typically weigh in at 100-220 pounds, their choice of prey, interactions with local communities, and what Panthera is doing through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative to mitigate human-jaguar conflict and ‘connect and protect’ jaguars ranging from Mexico to Argentina to ensure the species’ genetic diversity, and long-term survival.
The leopard is the quintessential cat: stealthy, secretive and adaptable. It is able to exist in virtually all habitats from hyper-arid desert massifs in the Sahara to the dense equatorial forests of central Africa - the only African cat that occurs in both. The leopard eats prey ranging from dung beetles to wildebeest, and survives on domestic dogs near major cities; it can drink water from thermal springs and traverse Kilimanjaro’s snowline. However, all this adaptability comes at a price - the leopard occupies a conservation blind-spot, and is rarely thought of as threatened or needing conservation action. But the species has lost over 35% of its historic range in Africa and far more again throughout Asia.
Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Coordinator, Tanya Rosen, Highlighted in IUCN’s ‘Women and the Environment’ Segment
This month, through their ‘Women and the Environment’ segment, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is turning the spotlight on some of the inspirational women who are working in conservation and sustainable development. Some are hands-on practitioners while others are dedicating their efforts to promoting the importance of gender equality in environmental policy making.
New York, NY – A Panthera co-authored study published last week confirms the critical role of Tibetan-Buddhist monasteries in the fight to conserve the endangered snow leopard.
Panthera applauds the President of Colombia, the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, and Colombian Parks Unit for the recent expansion of Chiribiquete National Park. Long considered one of the most significant, core protected areas of the Colombian Amazon, this park, now the size of Belgium, is home to a myriad of wildlife, including thriving jaguar populations.