The Roar Report

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 jameswarwick.co.uk

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.

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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

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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

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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.

17 Feb

Photo of the Day

Laila Bahaa-el-din

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.

Post your best caption for this endearing photo on Panthera’s Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/pantheracats. Be sure to ‘like’ our page and share this photo on your wall!

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

15 Feb

Photo of the Day

Christian Sperka

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

Visit Christian Sperka’s website
See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

15 Feb

Panthera Kaplan Scholar Featured in Mongabay Article, ‘The Camera Trap Revolution’

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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.

13 Feb

‘Lost Land of the Tiger’ Program Featuring Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Posted on National Geographic’s Website

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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.

13 Feb

Photo of the Day

Christian Sperka

Still looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Consider giving your sweetie a gift from Panthera's new online store, such as one of our exclusive Vineyard Vines ties @ http://shop.panthera.org/! If you're looking for other gifts that give back, send one of Panthera's beautiful wild cat Valentine's Day e-cards @ http://bit.ly/dU4jA4 or Adopt a Cat in honor of someone you care about @ http://bit.ly/stwXWK!

Visit Christian Sperka’s website
See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.