For those of you who attended this week’s Tigers Forever presentation at National Geographic Live, and for all of our fans, we wanted to share this message from Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, on how you can help ensure a future for the endangered tiger.
We’re excited to share that Panthera and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have released new footage of an African golden cat in Uganda’s Kibale National Park, as highlighted in a recent WCS press release. To capture this up-close footage, field scientists sprayed Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men cologne on a remote camera trap to attract this cat, which immediately made its own scent-mark on the camera trap. This and other ongoing research of the African golden cat has produced surprising findings, including the fact that these cats are not strictly nocturnal as previously thought, but “cathemeral” – active both night and day.
Last Friday, Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, was interviewed on CBS Evening News to discuss his latest photographs of wild cougars snapped in California’s Griffith Park, in the Hollywood Hills. Watch the three minute segment to see incredible photos of wild cougars, including an image of a cougar with Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign in the background!
Singapore: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has entered into an agreement with Panthera, the world’s leading big-cat conservation organization, through the Furs For Life Leopard Project to ship faux leopard furs to Africa to help protect this endangered species whose fur is ceremonially worn by followers of the Shembe community in South Africa. On behalf of Panthera, DHL will be shipping on a pro bono basis faux leopard skins from manufacturers in China to South Africa, under a contract that extends to May 2015.
Press Release: Panthera and National Geographic Release New Book– Tigers Forever: Saving The World's Most Endangered Big Cat
New York, NY – Panthera and National Geographic have released the new and anticipated book - Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.
Spanning the 224-page hard cover book are 150 stunning photographs by Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic award-winning photographer, Steve Winter, illustrating the story of the tiger’s fight for survival, and Panthera's solution to save the species from extinction – the Tigers Forever program.
What do you want to be when you grow up? How about a big cat conservationist?! Last week, Panthera's VP Andrea Heydlauff (@aheydlauff) spoke to 200 kids at the Tuxedo Park School about the story of saving cats - why they are threatened, what Panthera is doing about it, and what they could do too, now and in the future. Read what Colleen Schilly, the Primary School Division Head, had to say about it here: http://cmschilly.com/. Want to know more about Panthera's VP? Read this great interview by Julia Worcester in Sanctuary Magazine: http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/people/interviews/9044-meet-andrea-heydlauff.html
Get Your Copy Today of the New Panthera-National Geographic Book - 'Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat'
Order your copy of the Panthera-National Geographic Tigers Forever Book Now!
Panthera is thrilled to share that the new book, Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, is now on sale, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.
Last night, Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, was featured on the ABC Nightline segment entitled ‘Living with 8 Lions.’ Watch the Nightline program to learn about a woman in South Africa living with 8 lions, along with leopards, servals, caracals and other wild animals in her home and in a private zoo, and see what Dr. Hunter had to say about the dangers associated with keeping wild animals as ‘pets’, the lack of contribution made by these operations to wildlife conservation and more.
Tune in to ABC's Nightline program tonight at 12:35am ET to see Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, discuss the state of lions in South Africa and across the continent, Panthera's work to conserve these big cats and others in the wild throughout Africa, and the dangers associated with private zoos and other organizations that keep lions, leopards and other cats as 'pets.'
Visit Nightline's website for further details.