The Roar Report

26 Mar

Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Delivers a Powerful Message about Saving the Tiger at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

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During his keynote speech at the Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Thrive fundraiser in Seattle, Washington last week, Panthera’s CEO and tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, shared inspiring stories from a lifetime of work dedicated to saving the world’s wild cats and their habitats, and stressed that the time is now to save the world’s largest, most iconic and most endangered big cat – the tiger. At the close of this speech, Dr. Rabinowitz received a standing ovation from the more than 700 fundraiser attendees.

Read a blog post about Dr. Rabinowitz’s moving speech by Seattle City Council Member, Jean Godden:

23 Mar

March 23-April 5, Cambridge: Exhibition of Illustrations by Priscilla Barrett Included in Carnivores of the World

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An exhibition of beautiful, detailed paintings depicting the world’s 245 carnivore species by wildlife artist, Priscilla Barrett ,will be on display at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge from Friday, March 23, until Thursday, April 5.

Ranging from the largest terrestrial carnivore, the polar bear, to the tiny least weasel that can squeeze through a wedding ring, the true carnivores – order Carnivora – include some of the world’s most charismatic, admired, feared and spectacular creatures. This exhibition features the original paintings produced for the recently published Field Guide to the Carnivores of the World written by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter.

22 Mar

Just Released: Interview Podcast with Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, on the Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show

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Yesterday, Panthera’s CEO and tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, was interviewed live on the 94.9 KUOW Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show in Seattle, Washington to discuss the state of the world’s wild tigers, why their numbers are declining, what is needed to save them, and how Panthera is doing this through the Tigers Forever program. Listen to the recording of this interview now at http://bit.ly/GOi0Rs (22:30 minute mark). Also learn about other imperiled big cats around the world and how they can co-exist with humans. More info on the program @ http://bit.ly/GDrod7.

21 Mar

Photo of the Day

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Our photo of the day is a camera trap photo of Agnes, a snow leopard monitored through the Panthera/Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) research study in Mongolia's Tost Mountains. The Panthera/SLT project is the first ever long-term comprehensive study of the species through which our scientists are using GPS collars and camera traps to understand more about snow leopards’ home ranges, movements, habitat use, and spatial dynamics in relation to their habitat, prey and anthropogenic factors. Our researchers are also collecting snow leopard scat to learn more about the species’ genetic makeup and diet and assessing livestock and human land use patterns and how they influence snow leopard behavior and numbers.

To learn more about this study, visit http://bit.ly/dLSNfU.

21 Mar

Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Discusses Plight of Tigers on Steve Scher Radio Show – Today at 9:20am PST/12:20pm EST

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Tune in to the 94.9 KUOW Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show today at 9:20am PST/12:20pm EST or listen live online at http://kuow.org/listen/ to hear Panthera’s CEO and tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, discuss the state of the world’s tigers, which have been reduced to just 3,200 individuals in the wild, the hope that remains for these magnificent and endangered big cats, and the effective conservation strategies being implemented today through Panthera's Tigers Forever program. Listeners can call-in live to the show at 206.543.5869/800.289.5869.

More information on the broadcast @ http://bit.ly/ZvUtu & http://bit.ly/GDrod7

20 Mar

March 21, San José, Costa Rica: Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present Book Presentation

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For all of our fans in Costa Rica, be sure to join us on Wednesday, March 21st, at 6pm for a presentation of the book Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in San José. This book was recently published by wild cat biologists Eduardo Carrillo from the National University and Gustavo Gutiérrez from the University of Costa Rica with the support of Panthera and the Evergreen Foundation. Now through September, the Museum will also host a Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present exhibit featuring beautiful stone, gold & clay objects depicting the six wild cats native to Costa Rica – the jaguar, ocelot, oncilla, margay, puma & jaguarundi.

19 Mar

Mitigating Human-Lion Conflict: Lion Guardians Track Down Lost Cow and Newborn Calf

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In addition to monitoring the activities of lions and serving as community spokesmen to discourage the hunting of lions, local Maasai warriors working through the Lion Guardians program are also tasked with mitigating human-lion conflict. The Lion Guardians frequently work with local communities to inform herders of areas occupied by lions, train ranchers how to properly protect and corral their livestock, and assist in tracking down lost livestock. Yesterday, for example, a local livestock owner reported to the Lion Guardians that one of his favorite, and heavily pregnant, cows had been lost in the bush. The Lion Guardians immediately set out to locate the cow, spending the next several hours trudging through dense vegetation.

19 Mar

Photo of the Day

Philip J. Briggs

Have you seen our Curious Cats photo gallery? It features precious photos like this pic of two lion cubs in Kenya, taken by Panthera’s partner photographer Philip J. Briggs! Click here to see more entertaining photos and videos of big cats and other wildlife inspecting, playing with and assailing Panthera's camera traps. Be sure to download the free Curious Cats screensaver!

Learn more about Panthera's Project Leonardo.
Learn more about Panthera's Lion Guardian program.

16 Mar

Wednesday, March 21, 9am: Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, to Discuss Plight of Tigers on Steve Scher Radio Show

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On March 21st, Panthera’s CEO and renowned tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will be interviewed on the Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show in Seattle, Washington. Tune in to 94.9 KUOW or listen live online at http://kuow.org/listen/ to hear Dr. Rabinowitz discuss the state of the world’s tigers, which have been reduced to just 3,200 individuals in the wild, the hope that remains for these magnificent and endangered big cats, and the effective conservation strategies being implemented today through Panthera's Tigers Forever program.

16 Mar

Photo of the Day

Philip J. Briggs

Panthera is all over the world wide web to spread awareness about protecting the world's wild cats! Are you connected to all of our social media channels? We share wild cat news and beautiful photos/videos on Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and now Pinterest! You can watch our videos on Vimeo and our re-designed Youtube page, too!