We would like to send a friendly reminder that the proposal deadline for the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF) is this coming Friday, March 1st. All who would like to apply for SCAF should submit their proposals on this day.
The Small Cat Action Fund is a unique grants program established by Panthera, with the oversight of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group, which supports in situ conservation and research activities on small cat species. Open to any qualified individual or institution, SCAF awards are given for one year, but may be extended to subsequent years, contingent upon awardees’ performance and results.
Watch Panthera’s new video from the field of Noca - the first female jaguar collared as part of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project – playing with her new mate, a resident male jaguar, in the Brazilian Pantanal.
Feb. 21-25: Panthera CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s, ‘Man and Beast’ Story Airs on Public Radio Stations Nationwide
We’re excited to share that ‘Man and Beast,’ a touching story by Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz about his childhood struggle with stuttering and the solace he sought in speaking to animals, will air on radio stations across the country this week from Thursday, February 21st, to Monday, February 25th.
Originally aired several years ago on The Moth’s Radio Hour, ‘Man and Beast’ will reair on this week’s segment of The Moth Radio Hour and will be broadcast on over 200 public radio stations nationwide. Tune in by checking the schedule of your local NPR station.
On Sunday February 17th, CBS "60 Minutes" aired an update on Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project and Noca - the first female jaguar collared by Panthera's scientists in the Brazilian Pantanal during the 2010 filming of the 60 Minutes program, 'In Search of the Jaguar.'
Watch the ‘60 Minutes’ update below and learn about Noca's activities since the filming, including the birth of at least one new cub with a new mate.
Sunday, 2/17: CBS ’60 Minutes’ Update on Noca – First Jaguar Collared by Panthera’s Scientists in Brazilian Pantanal
Tune in to CBS' 60 Minutes program tonight at 7pm ET/PT for a short update on Noca - the first female jaguar collared by Panthera's scientists in the Brazilian Pantanal during the 2010 filming of the 60 Minutes program, 'In Search of the Jaguar.' Watch the program tonight, with the update at the end of the one hour program, to learn about Noca's activities since the filming, including the birth of at least one new cub with a new mate, and the recovery of the region’s jaguar population with the help of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project.
Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project
Our beautiful photo of the day taken by Panthera's Media Director, Steve Winter, shows two boys showing off their body paint during a Pulikali performance (a traditional Indian folk dance) in Umaria, India. This photo was an outtake from Steve's 2011 National Geographic story, "A Cry for the Tiger," which explored the state of the world's remaining wild tigers.
Read the National Geographic article, "A Cry for the Tiger."
Learn more about Panthera’s Tigers Forever program.
Our photo of the day is a stunning shot of a male jaguar near Fazenda Porto Jofre, a cattle ranch where Panthera's scientists are working in the Brazilian Pantanal to learn more about jaguar ecology and implement strategies to reduce conflict between jaguars and local ranchers. Just after the photo was taken, this jaguar was seen leaping into the river to hunt a caiman!
Learn more about Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project
Last year, the international conservation journal, Oryx, published a Panthera co-authored report, (‘Walking with lions: Why there is no role for captive-origin lions (Panthera leo) in species restoration’) which assessed the potential of Africa’s ‘wildlife encounter’ operations to assist in the conservation of the continent’s declining wild lion population, now estimated to number fewer than 30,000 individuals.
Popular among tourists, these self-proclaimed ‘eco-tourism’ operations typically charge paying customers to pet, feed and walk with hand-raised and so-called ‘tame’ lions, claiming to eventually release these captive lions into the wild.
Our photo of the day, taken by Panthera’s Media Director Steve Winter, shows an impressively camouflaged tiger walking through tall grass in India’s Kaziranga National Park.
Tune in to WNYC’s Leonard Lopate radio program at 1:25pm EST today to hear Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, discuss his latest book, Tibet Wild: A Naturalist's Journeys to the Roof of the World.
If you are in the New York region, be sure to also join us at The Explorer’s Club for Dr. Schaller’s public presentation on Tibet Wild at 7:00pm.