The Roar Report

17 Feb

World's Rarest Otter Photographed in Sumatra by Tiger Team

Panthera

Home to hundreds of mammal and bird species, the Indonesian island of Sumatra is most often renowned for its magnificent mega fauna, including the Sumatran tiger, rhino, elephant and orangutan.

Here, situated in the southern tip of the island, Panthera works in close partnership with Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC) – a 450km2 privately managed concession - and the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia to carry out a significant Tigers Forever conservation initiative on behalf of the Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger.

14 Feb

Show Your Love for Big Cats this Valentine’s Day

Panthera

Today is Valentine’s Day – a day in which you can show your significant other, and family and friends, how much you care about them. Send a heartfelt, personalized message to your loved ones with one of Panthera’s Valentine’s Day e-cards. These e-cards feature sweet photographs of big cats and can be purchased for a minimum donation of just $5! Want to step it up a notch? Give a gift your loved one will remember for years to come by adopting a wild cat in their honor.

13 Feb

The Silver Lining for the Lions of West Africa

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In a press release published last month, Panthera outlined the results of a new report confirming that lions are now Critically Endangered and face extinction across the entire region of West Africa.

Led by Panthera’s Lion Program Survey Coordinator, Dr. Philipp Henschel, the study required a massive survey effort extending across 21 parks and 11 countries over a six year period. The results, unfortunately, are somber: today fewer than 400 lions remain in four isolated populations in West Africa, with only 250 of these being breeding adult lions.

11 Feb

A Day in Belize with Glenn Close and the Jaguars of Cockscomb - Part 1

Panthera

Nestled in the Central American country of Belize, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary exists as a sacred refuge - a home and passageway for the jaguars of Central America, and a source of pride and achievement for the people of Belize, and the scientists of Panthera.

10 Feb

A New York Times Op-Ed by Panthera’s George Schaller: Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards

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On Sunday, the New York Times published an op-ed by Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program Deputy Director, Peter Zahler, entitled ‘Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards.’

In this hopeful editorial, Schaller and Zahler describe how conservation of the endangered snow leopard across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China has helped spawn new community conservation programs, international diplomacy initiatives & what Schaller and Zahler describe as "ecological civilizations."

07 Feb

Just Released: Panthera’s February Newsletter

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Panthera’s February newsletter has just been released and is chock-full of new stories from the field and our latest media features. Learn about the life and legacy of Art Ortenberg, a wildlife conservation champion, and the New York Times op-ed co-authored by Panthera’s Dr. George Schaller on ‘Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards.’ Read a field story on a day in Belize with Panthera’s Conservation Council Member, Glenn Close, and the jaguars of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary; the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation recipient; the first ever photos of wild snow leopards taken in Uzbekistan; the silver lining for the lions of West Africa; the world’s rarest otter photographed in Sumatra; and much more.

05 Feb

Remembering a Conservation Champion - The Life and Legacy of Art Ortenberg

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New York, NY - The wildlife conservation world has lost a champion. On February 3rd, 2014, Art Ortenberg, the brilliant business partner behind the legendary fashion designer (who was also his life partner) Liz Claiborne, passed away at the age of 87. While his family and friends at Panthera mourn his passing, we also remember a life well-lived, with meaning and cause, and celebrate the legacy Art Ortenberg has left on some of the world's most magnificent and endangered species.

03 Feb

Photo of the Day

Sebastian Kennerknecht

While working on assignment with Panthera, wildlife photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht recently took this stunning photo of a Bay Cat in Borneo. This image serves as the 1st high resolution photo taken of one of the world’s least-known & most endangered wild cats! Learn about the elusive Bay Cat & Panthera's work to conserve it @ http://bit.ly/1aJZYCA. Also check out a LiveScience article @ http://bit.ly/KHQKfZ & Discovery News article on this work @ http://bit.ly/KLtRbs. Don't miss the LiveScience gallery of Bay Cat images @ http://bit.ly/1mtzKqe!

03 Feb

NYT Op-Ed by Panthera’s Dr. George Schaller – “Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards”

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On Sunday, the New York Times published an op-ed by Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program Deputy Director, Peter Zahler, entitled ‘Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards.’