This photo of an extremely worn out lion was taken in the Serengeti in February of 2009 by Panthera’s Kaplan scholar and graduate student, Laila Bahaa-el-din.
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How well do you know wild cats? Can you recognize different species just by looking at their eyes? Prove it! Panthera's partner photographer, Christian Sperka, is hosting a Cat Identification Contest on his blog today! The 1st person to correctly identify 18 wild cat species using photos of their eyes will win 1 of Sperka's "8x10" EYES print of the cat species of their choice! View the contest @ http://bit.ly/z3y7Qx
Mongabay has just released an excerpt from journalist Jeremy Hance's new book, Life is Good: Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction, in which he discusses the first known footage of a wild African golden cat recently taken in Gabon by Panthera Kaplan scholar and graduate student, Laila Bahaa-el-din. This exclusive footage was taken with cameras set as part of a research project to understand how African golden cats are affected by different levels of human activity, such as logging and hunting, which are prevalent across forested Africa.
‘Lost Land of the Tiger’ Program Featuring Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Posted on National Geographic’s Website
In 2010, nearly 5 million viewers in the UK tuned in to watch the exciting BBC expedition – Lost Land of the Tiger – which resulted in video footage of tigers potentially breeding at the highest elevation ever recorded in Bhutan – approximately 13,500 feet. In 2011, the three-part series finally came to the United States via National Geographic WILD. We’re now excited to share that a condensed, 45 minute segment of the three-part documentary series has been posted on National Geographic’s website.
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We are thrilled to announce that longtime Panthera supporter, Ramune Cobb, has recently established the Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship under the auspices of Panthera. The new Fellowship honors the memory of a dearly loved domestic cat, Winston Cobb, to highlight the imperilment of his wild relatives and foster the professional growth of early career wild cat conservationists. The annual Fellowship entails an award of $10,000 to an exceptional early career conservationist who will undertake a three to six month field-based wild cat conservation internship with Panthera.
Panthera Video: A Rhino Chases a Jeep Carrying Panthera’s Media Director in India’s Kaziranga National Park
In 2010, while photographing the front lines of tiger conservation in Kaziranga National Park in Northeast India, Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, and his crew had a very close encounter with a territorial rhinoceros, which was luckily caught on video. Watch an exciting clip of this rhino chasing the jeep carrying Steve and his crew as they sped away.
This photo reveals the beautiful landscape of Mongolia’s Tost Mountains, where Panthera and the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) are carrying out the first-ever long term ecological study of the snow leopard – Asia’s Mountain Ghost. The study was initiated in the summer of 2008 with the establishment of a permanent research center in Mongolia’s South Gobi province. The South Gobi presents an ideal opportunity for investigating not only the ecology of the snow leopard in good habitat, but also allows the first examination of the snow leopard’s landscape ecology in marginal areas, areas in which the snow leopard is increasingly forced to travel, and to survive. Since the project was launched, Panthera and SLT have collared 15 snow leopards in Mongolia.
Valentine's Day is just one week away! Give your loved ones a gift that will help save wild cats around the world. Adopt a cat in honor of a loved one and get a minimum of one photo of your adopted wild cat species each quarter, an update on the wild cat tracked by Panthera’s scientists or an update on the activities undertaken in the area where your cat is from each quarter and more!
You can also support big cats and let your loved ones know you care about them by sending one of Panthera’s beautiful wild cat Valentine’s Day e-cards!