The Roar Report

28 May

New Members of Panthera’s Pride


Panthera is pleased to announce the addition of several new members to our team. Joining Panthera from Namibia’s remote Caprivi Strip, Panthera’s Senior Lion Program Director, Dr. Paul Funston, brings over two decades of experience studying and conserving Africa’s lions, and other large carnivores and their prey.

24 May

Photo of the Day

Bivash Pandav/WII/Panthera

Enjoy our photo of the day of a rare camera trap photo of a wild tiger chasing a porcupine in the Indian Terai. This might not end well for either of them! See this image featured as our Photo of the Month in Panthera's May Newsletter.

Learn more about Panthera's tiger conservation initiatives through the Tigers Forever Program

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

23 May

Just Released: Panthera’s May Newsletter


Read Panthera’s just released May newsletter to learn how to pre-order your copy of the new National Geographic book, Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, by Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter. Also learn about the latest wild cat scientists to join ‘Panthera’s Pride,’ including new Senior Lion Program Director, Dr. Paul Funston, Chief Technologist, Chris Cline, Tajikistan Snow Leopard Program Coordinator, Tanya Rosen, amongst others, and Panthera’s conservation goals for the year ahead.

22 May

Photo of the Day

Craig Taylor

Enjoy our photo of the day of a leopard resting in a tree in Botswana’s Mombo Concession. These beautiful big cats are adept climbers and often hoist prey up trees to avoid kleptoparasitism, when animals steal prey or food from another.

Learn more cool facts about the leopard and how Panthera is working to protect them through the Munyawana Leopard Project.

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

21 May

Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, Discusses Lion Meat Controversy with National Geographic


National Geographic recently reported on a Florida restaurant's controversial sale of lion meat tacos, helping to renew the debate over the consumption of exotic meat. Read the article to hear what Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, had to say about why this practice threatens lions and humans handling lion meat, and why attention given to this issue would be better directed towards the conservation of the fewer than 30,000 wild lions that remain in Africa today.

17 May

Photo of the Day

Patrick Meier

Enjoy our photo of the day of three cuddly cheetahs in northern Botswana's Kwara Concession, taken by Panthera partner photographer, Patrick Meier! Learn about the work of Panthera and our partners in Iran to save the African cheetah's cousin - the Asiatic cheetah - through the Iranian Cheetah Project.

See more of Patrick Meier's beautiful photography including tigers, lions and jaguars on his website:

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

16 May

Donor of the Month: The Dalton Tigers


This May, we are proud to announce the Dalton Middle School Wildlife Conservation Club as Panthera’s Donor of the Month! Formed in September 2012 in Panthera’s home town of New York City, Dalton’s Wildlife Conservation Club is comprised of 16 motivated middle school students who volunteer their time and efforts to raise awareness and funds for Panthera’s critical tiger conservation initiatives.

Recently, Panthera was thrilled to learn that in just eight months, Dalton’s Conservation Club members had raised nearly $1,000 - 100% of which will go directly to the field to support Panthera’s Tigers Forever program!

15 May

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

Can you spot the tiger cub in our photo of the day taken by Panthera's Media Director, Steve Winter, in Bandhavgarh National Park, India? This gorgeous photo and more of Steve's tiger photography is featured in a new National Geographic book entitled, 'Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat.'

Pre-order your copy of 'Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat.'

Learn more about Panthera's Tigers Forever Program

13 May

Bench & Loom Interviews Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz


Bench & Loom, a men’s apparel store dedicated to highlighting ‘Men of Character,’ recently interviewed Panthera’s CEO and wild cat scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz.

Read the interview to learn about Dr. Rabinowitz’s extensive conservation career, including being on the forefront of creating the world’s first jaguar reserve in Belize, the largest protected area in Taiwan, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thailand, and no less than five new protected areas in Myanmar, including the world’s largest tiger reserve.

10 May

Send a Panthera Mother's Day E-Card to Honor Your Mother and Support Big Cats


This Sunday, May 12th, is Mother’s Day! Send one of Panthera’s beautiful wild cat e-cards to let your mother, grandmother, sister, or friend know that you care about her, and big cats.

Go paperless and personalize one of Panthera’s seven e-cards for a minimum donation of just $10. Panthera’s fans can also adopt a cat or make a larger gift to Panthera in someone’s name. Check out Panthera's online store for other great gifts for moms, including t-shirts, hats, water bottles & more.

100% of donations go directly to the field to support Panthera’s work to protect the world’s wild cats.