The Roar Report

06 Mar

Press Release: Honduran Government Makes Historic Commitment to Protect Jaguars


New York, NY – A significant victory was made for the future of the jaguar last week in Tegucigalpa with the establishment of Honduras’ first ever National Jaguar Conservation Plan by the Honduran government and wild cat conservation group, Panthera.

05 Mar

First Panthera Camera Trap Photos of a Jaguar Taken in Nicaragua


Situated in the heart of Central America, Nicaragua is one of the 18 countries that is home to Americas’ largest cat – the elusive jaguar. Nicaragua serves as a crucial link in the Jaguar Corridor, connecting jaguar populations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras to all jaguar populations to the south of the country.

02 Mar

Photo of the Day

Laila Bahaa-el-din

This image captures the beautiful coat of a leopard in Tsavo, Kenya. Sadly, leopards are one of the most persecuted big cats as a result of illegal hunting for their fur & body parts, retaliatory killing by livestock owners & poorly managed trophy hunting. Click here to learn more about these threats and how Panthera is working to protect the leopard through the Munyawana Leopard Project.
See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

02 Mar

Friday, March 2: Panthera Featured as ‘Charity of the Day’ on


Today, Panthera is featured as the ‘Charity of the Day’ on - an online daily deal website that shares the story of a different 501(c)3 nonprofit on its home page every day! Panthera's work will also be promoted on Philanthroper's home page throughout the weekend. Beginning today at 10am through midnight on Sunday, March 4th, Panthera will receive donations directly through Philanthroper’s website. You can help support Panthera and protect big cats by donating $1 (or up to $10) through Every dollar counts!

29 Feb

Just Released: Panthera’s February Newsletter


Read Panthera’s February newsletter to see the first Panthera camera trap photos of a jaguar taken in Nicaragua and learn about the role that this Central American country plays in the overall Jaguar Corridor. Get a glimpse of the BBC Wildlife Magazine article, ‘India’s Last Lions,’ written by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter, to learn about the last population of the highly endangered Asiatic lion; and read about the results of a 2011 Nigerian lion population survey. Browse the 40 award-winning photos of tigers from Sumatra, Thailand and India, taken by Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter.

28 Feb

Photo of the Day

James Warwick

This photo shows a beautiful lioness relaxing on a rock, set against a brilliant blue sky background. Wildilfe photographer James Warwick took this photo in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Of this photo, Warwick said “When I took this picture, I was captivated by how such a formidable predator could give off an air of such gentleness, contemplation and serenity." To learn about the incredible lion conservation work being carried out through the Lion Guardians program in the Maasai Mara region, click here.

See more of Warwick’s photos at

24 Feb

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

A beautiful snow leopard from Ladakh, India. Panthera in partnership with the Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust (SLT-IT) is working here to protect the species through our Snow Leopard Conservation program.

Visit Panthera Media Director Steve Winter’s website
See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

23 Feb

Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, Wins Second Consecutive ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International


We are proud to share that Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, has received the 69th annual ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) for the second consecutive year. Winter was honored with this prestigious award for a series of 40 images, featured below, taken in Sumatra, Thailand and India that illustrate both the beauty and natural history of tigers – and documents the conflicts between tigers and the people that share their habitats. The photos and story of Steve’s journey to capture them were also featured in the December 2011 National Geographic article, “A Cry for the Tiger.”

22 Feb

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic/Panthera

This camera trap image of an indochinese tiger is part of a series taken by Panthera Media Director, Steve Winter, who was recently awarded the 69th annual ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International. Winter's series of 40 images taken in Sumatra, Thailand & India illustrates the history of tigers and documents the conflicts between tigers and the people that share their habitats.

Read the Press Release: Panthera Media Director Steve Winter Wins Second Consecutive “Global Vision Award” From Pictures of the Year International

View the gallery of Steve Winter’s photos from the POYi Global Vision Award for 2011 and 2012

21 Feb

BBC Wildlife Magazine Publishes Article on ‘India’s Last Lions’ by Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter


The March 2012 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine features an article by Panthera’s President and lion expert, Dr. Luke Hunter, on ‘India’s Last Lions’ – the world’s only remaining population of 300-400 wild Asiatic lions secluded to India’s Gir Forest (see map below).

Pick up your copy of BBC Wildlife Magazine today to learn about the rise and fall of the Asiatic lion over the centuries, the current human-lion conflicts that threaten the survival of the species today, and read Dr. Hunter’s reflections on what may represent the only hope for the future of the Asiatic lion.