Can you spot the snow leopard cub in our photo of the day? Sadly, it's getting harder to spot these big cats in the wild, with as few as 3,500-7,000 remaining. Despite its declining numbers, hope remains for the snow leopard, thanks to projects like Panthera's Snow Leopard Conservation program!
Panthera’s Raffle: Support Jaguar Conservation and Win a Stay for Two at an Eco-Friendly Resort in Yucatan, Mexico
Through a generous donation from our partners at Bare Essentials Magazine and The Maya Foundation in Laakeech, we are pleased to offer Panthera’s supporters an opportunity to win a vacation for two at The Hacienda Chichen Resort & Eco-Spa in Yucatan, Mexico while supporting Panthera’s jaguar conservation initiatives!
This exclusive prize, valued at $1,200, includes:
Panthera's partner photographer, Marcy Mendelson, brings us our pic of the day: 5 rescued African cheetahs cared for at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia prior to their release. What do you know about the African cheetah's relative - the Asiatic cheetah? Learn about their link in this Panthera press release, "New Study Confirms Need For Conservation Of Asiatic Cheetahs".
learn more about Panthera's work to save the Asiatic cheetah through the Iranian Cheetah Project.
Panthera’s Chairman, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, to Receive International Wildlife Film Festival’s 2012 Hero of the Year Award
We are proud to share that Panthera’s Chairman, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, will receive the Hero of the Year Award at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF) this week for his outstanding commitment and contribution to the conservation of the world’s wild cats. As a passionate environmentalist and supporter of wildlife conservation, Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Daphne Recanati Kaplan, founded Panthera in 2006 to meet the global challenges of protecting the world's wild cats and their habitats.
Our photo of the day shows an adorable Pampas cat in Argentina's Jujuy province! This photo was taken as part of a camera trap survey being carried out by Panthera's Small Cat Action Fund grantee, Juan Repucci, who is studying the habitat and interactions of Andean and Pampas cats to identify high priority areas for their conservation.
Learn about Panthera's work to protect other small cats though the Small Cat Action Fund.
Dear Friend of Panthera,
Wild cats and other wildlife are losing their lives, limbs and freedom to wire snares set by poachers. Crudely made from barbed wire, tension cables, or bicycle brake wire, snares are set in the thousands by people hunting small game, or by highly organized poachers targeting big cats for their skins and body parts that are sold on the illegal wildlife market.
Just Released: Fortune Brainstorm GREEN Video of ‘The Future of Big Cats’ Lecture by Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
‘The Future of Big Cats’ lecture given recently by Panthera's CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, at the 2012 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN conference has just been posted online. Watch Dr. Rabinowitz's lecture to learn about his wild cat conservation career, why we as humans must save big cats, current threats facing these species and the conservation models Panthera is using to save wild cats around the world, including the Jaguar Corridor Initiative and the Tigers Forever program.
Enjoy our photo of the day showing two lion cubs in Zambia, taken by Panthera’s partner photographer, Nick Garbutt! This picture clearly shows the dark brown rosettes with which lion cubs are born, but that fade with age.
Today, as many as 400 snow leopards are believed to exist across the two northernmost provinces of Pakistan, and recently, scientists from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the Snow Leopard Foundation (SLF), whom Panthera partners with in the country, were lucky enough to capture two of these extremely elusive cats on camera. After retrieving digital images from camera traps set up in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, the researchers were amused to find a series of photos showing a snow leopard cub sniffing and then upending an SLF camera trap!
A recent article in Jackson Hole News & Guide reported on research carried out through Panthera's Teton Cougar Project in partnership with Craighead Beringia South (CBS) that challenges the concept that cougars are solitary animals, unless mating or raising young. For the first time, Panthera and CBS field scientists documented two adult cougars and their kittens sharing kills, a behavior that is more typical of African lions living in prides. These two female cougars, each with two kittens, have shared at least three kills in an area north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and were joined by one adult male cougar on one kill.