The Roar Report

22 Apr

Act for Wild Cats on Earth Day

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Today is Earth Day - Are you ready to act for wild cats? Read Panthera's 5 wild cat facts and encourage your family & friends to act for wild cats! Consider making a contribution to Panthera on Earth Day as well to support the future of big cats - our planet's ultimate ecosystem guardians. 100% of your donation will go directly to Panthera's field programs, where it matters most, to protect wild cats around the world.

21 Apr

Photo of the Day

Drew Rush/National Geographic

Enjoy our precious photo of the day of a female cougar known as F59 monitored through Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project! F59 was one of five kittens born to F51 in her first litter and serves as a living legacy to her mother, who was recently killed by a local male cougar while defending her newest two kittens. Yesterday, our scientists reported that these two 7 month old kittens are alive and traveling together. Stay tuned for news on these kittens and other cougars monitored through the TCP. See incredible video footage and read about the incredible life and legacy of F51

21 Apr

Pre-order Panthera CEO’s First Children’s Book: A Boy and a Jaguar

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Panthera is excited to share that the first children’s book written by CEO and wild cat scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, entitled A Boy and a Jaguar, will be released on May 6 and can be pre-ordered through publishing house Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

18 Apr

Friedman Conservation Grants Program for Wild Cheetahs Launched

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In partnership with Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, Panthera is excited to announce the launch of a grants program dedicated solely to the conservation of the wild African cheetah – the Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grants Program.

Recently unveiled, the Friedman program awards one-year grants of up to $15,000 to support conservation and research projects on wild cheetahs across the species’ range in Africa. Seeking out the best and brightest cheetah conservationists in the field, as well as the most promising and innovative projects, this program aims to increase and connect healthy cheetah populations across the African continent and build the scientific capacity and expertise of the next generation of cheetah conservationists.

17 Apr

F51 – Honoring the Life of a Female Cougar

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F51, an adult female cougar tracked through Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project (TCP), meandered toward the eastern edge of her range, her two female offspring bouncing like electrons in orbit around her. Who can say what a cougar thinks, but from our perspective, life seemed good for F51. The family had fed off a series of elk in quick succession, and then successfully dodged a local wolf pack that stole F51’s last kill. Her kittens were fat, healthy and growing fast.

16 Apr

Long Shields: Defending the Lions of Zimbabwe

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Over the course of history, the name ‘Long Shields’ has been used to identify various ethnic groups, communities and organizations in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe. Starting in the late 19th century, descendants of the Zulu Kingdom were first named ‘Ndebele’ (meaning “people of the Long Shields”) in reference to the Ndebele warriors’ use of a tall, rawhide shield for protection in battle.

Once referencing the armor of war, the term ‘Long Shields’ has since evolved, and now represents an altogether different type of protection carried out on behalf of the lions and local communities of southwestern Zimbabwe.

15 Apr

Glenn Close on a Day in Belize with the Jaguars of Cockscomb - Part 2

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By Panthera Conservation Council Member and Actress, Glenn Close

Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, is one of my planet heroes. I first met him when I was on the Board of the Wildlife Conservation Society and we have been friends ever since.

14 Apr

Part Two: A Tribute to Peter Matthiessen – Friend, Naturalist and Novelist of ‘The Snow Leopard’

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Last week, upon learning of the passing of naturalist and novelist Peter Matthiessen, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, shared his reflections on the profound impact that Matthiessen had on the field of conservation and the inspiration he provided for admirers of the snow leopard and wildlife around the world.

10 Apr

Photo of the Day

Bivash Pandav/OETI/Panthera

Two tigers – one drinking and another quizzically investigating a camera trap – in India’s Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary in March 2013. Along with Lansdowne Division, Sonanadi acts as a critical corridor connecting tigers and other wildlife between Corbett Tiger Reserve and Rajaji National Park.

See this image featured as our Photo of the Month in Panthera's April Newsletter.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page.

10 Apr

Just Released: Panthera’s April Newsletter

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Panthera has just rolled out our April newsletter, featuring the most recent news and updates from our wild cat conservation programs around the globe. Take a look to learn about the Panthera-supported ‘Long Shields’ project, which is employing local men and women - typically raised to hunt lions - to instead serve as protectors of lions and communities of southwestern Zimbabwe. Read a special contribution from Panthera’s Conservation Council member and actress, Glenn Close, on her reflections from a recent trip with Panthera’s team to Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – first established with the help of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, in the early 1980s.