Oct 24: Panthera Media Director, Steve Winter, to Lecture on the Art of Photography at NYC’s Apple Store
Join us tonight, October 24th, for a special lecture on the art of photography by Panthera Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter. The lecture will be held at 8pm at the Apple store on New York City’s Upper West Side. During the presentation, Steve will share stories from his career as a wildlife photographer and discuss the art of photographing wildlife, including big cats, and how his work benefits the conservation of these magnificent animals through Panthera’s global conservation projects.
Learn more about Steve Winter.
Panthera Kaplan Scholar, Laila Bahaa-el-din, was recently interviewed by Mongabay for their ‘Interviews with Young Scientists’ series. The interview, entitled ‘Illuminating Africa’s Most Obscure Cat,’ touches on Laila’s research of the African golden cat in Gabon, through which she is working to gain a better understanding of how African golden cats are affected by different levels of human activity, such as logging and hunting, which are prevalent across forested Africa.
Panthera’s Leopard Conservation Work Featured in South African Newspapers - ‘The Mercury’ and ‘BusinessDay’
A South African newspaper, The Mercury, has just released an article on the work of Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, to create a faux leopard skin that he will soon present to members of South Africa’s Shembe Baptist Church, which has adopted the Zulu practice of wearing spotted cat fur (mainly leopard) during religious celebrations.
The innovative leopard conservation work of Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, to create a faux leopard skin is featured in today’s BusinessDay newspaper. This newspaper is based in South Africa where Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project is also headquartered. Read the article to learn how leopard skins are in increasing demand among members of South Africa’s Shembe Baptist Church, which has adopted the Zulu practice of wearing spotted cat fur (mainly leopard) during religious celebrations.
In March, Panthera’s snow leopard scientists placed 20 camera traps throughout Mongolia’s rugged Tost Mountains in hopes of capturing new data that would inform Panthera’s snow leopard conservation initiatives. Today, we are excited to share a number of our ‘best of’ Spring camera trap photos.
Although the snow leopard has been given the nickname of ‘Asia’s Mountain Ghost,’ Panthera’s scientists captured many images of not-so-shy snow leopards demonstrating their characteristic cat curiosity by examining the camera traps with their eyes, noses, and tongues.
Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Panthera is proud to share that Dr. Alan Rabinowitz has just received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Conservation at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This award recognizes Dr. Rabinowitz’s decades of tireless work to survey the world’s last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats for some of the world’s most endangered mammals – including tigers and jaguars.
We have just released our October newsletter, which features exciting updates from the field and details about the media coverage Panthera’s wild cat conservation programs have recently received. Learn how Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative made the cover story for The Smithsonian Magazine this month, and read how the discovery of the first known videos of an African golden cat taken by a Panthera scholar in Gabon received widespread coverage from Reuters, CNN, The Huffington Post, National Geographic, and many other media outlets.
Today, we bring you a blog post written by Panthera grantee and wildlife scientist Dr. Evi Paemelaere, who is currently carrying out a project to learn more about the presence and distribution of jaguars in the Rupununi region of Guyana. Read the post to learn about Evi’s excursions into the field to set up camera traps and see photos of the incredible wildlife captured on film, including Evi’s first camera trap photo of a healthy and very well-fed jaguar and ocelots, black curassows, tapirs, capybaras, agoutis, coatis, bats, and other animals whose names you may or may not recognize.
Live Stream of TEDx Presentation by Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Coordinator, Dr. Esteban Payán Garrido
Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Coordinator for our Northern South America Program, Dr. Esteban Payán Garrido, will present at the TEDx conference in Panama City, Panama today after 3pm. Dr. Payán’s lecture, entitled “Un jaguar por tu vida” or “A Jaguar for Your Life,” will be streamed live on the TEDx website and focus on the concept of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative. Dr. Payán will specifically discuss the program’s aim to link core jaguar populations within human landscapes from northern Argentina to Mexico, preserving the genetic integrity of jaguars can live in the wild forever.