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.”
News is spreading quickly that lions may be making a comeback in Gabon after Reuters reported on a press release issued by Panthera, The Aspinall Foundation and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Pan African Programme last week.
New footage shows evidence of a lion, believed to be nationally extinct, in southeastern Gabon
New York, NY – New footage out of southeastern Gabon has captured a male lion on camera in a region where the species was believed by scientists to be “locally extinct.”
Vox.com has just published a video compilation entitled ‘The Best Cat Videos Come from the Wild,’ featuring camera trap footage captured by Panthera, our partners and various other conservation organization around the world. Watch the video below to see incredible footage of wild tigers, clouded leopards, African golden cats and many other wild cat species around the globe.
A new study co-authored by Panthera's Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has revealed that climate change and past hunting in the remote Tibetan Plateau is forcing female yaks onto steeper and steeper terrain. As shared in the report published by Nature, female yaks are travelling to higher ground in search of snow needed to produce milk for their young.
By Dr. Paul Funston, Panthera’s Senior Director of Lion and Cheetah Programs
Dispersal is a fascinating and largely understudied aspect of lion ecology. Among other behaviors, Panthera has been monitoring the dispersal patterns of the Horseshoe Pride in the Zambezi region of Namibia for just over a year now, as part of a lion conservation project carried out with the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and the Kwando Carnivore Project.