It is with great sadness that Panthera announces the passing of Arturo Ramos, Panthera’s field technician who worked throughout the country’s Central Belize Jaguar Corridor. Also known as ‘Ben’ to his family and friends, Arturo had worked with Panthera’s Belize Jaguar Team since 2009 through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
In a newly released video, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo has highlighted its ten-year, $1 million partnership with Panthera to conserve the endangered Malayan tiger.
We are proud to share that Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, has been awarded a Master Tracker Certificate from CyberTracker Conservation – a South African nonprofit organization that promotes the development of global environmental monitoring.
Panthera’s photo database comprises an absolutely stunning collection of tens of thousands of images featuring big cats in the wild, the animals and local people with which they share their homes, threats facing these species, Panthera’s wild cat scientists at work and the gorgeous landscapes that big cats inhabit throughout the world.
By Dr. Howard Quigley, Panthera’s Jaguar Program Executive Director
The Brazilian Pantanal is a window into a prehistoric past, where all things are giant. Giant armadillos, anteaters, river otters, anacondas, capybara, and the world’s largest jaguars.
Panthera’s March newsletter has just been released and our top story features a video from the Brazilian Pantanal narrated by Panthera’s Conservation Council Member, Glenn Close, on Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project. Also highlighted is a Washington Post interview with Panthera’s CEO Dr Rabinowitz on his starring role in the film ‘Tiger Tiger,’ Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project, and new footage out of Gabon indicating lions may be making a comeback in the region.
Two weeks ago, Panthera and our partners at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee and The Aspinall Foundation issued a press release on the first videos of a lion taken in Gabon in 20 years, in a region where the species was believed by scientists to be “locally extinct.”
A new article by The Washington Post features an interview with Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, on his starring role in the documentary film, ‘Tiger Tiger.’ Premiering on the East Coast tonight at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz recently gave a presentation entitled ‘For the Love of Jaguars’ at National Geographic Live in Washington, D.C. Speaking to a packed house, Dr. Rabinowitz brought viewers into the mysterious world of the elusive jaguar, which ranges from Mexico to Argentina, and described Panthera’s efforts throughout Latin America to conserve this species.
“Lizwi Ncwane always stands powerful and proud alongside his fellow warriors. Clad in ceremonial attire, he raises his Zulu shield in a traditional dance, his beaded bare feet kicking up swirls of dust as they pound the earth. Like more and more devotees of the Shembe Church, Ncwane is satisfied with the leopard fur slung across his shoulders. It’s a near-perfect replica, few could ever spot it as a fake.”