The Roar Report

31 Jan

Watch the Full CBS “60 Minutes” Program featuring Panthera

60 Minutes

This past Sunday, Panthera was featured on the exclusive CBS "60 Minutes" program, In Search of the Jaguar: Up Close and Rare. In case you missed it, watch the “60 Minutes” segment now to follow Panthera’s team of jaguar experts through the Brazilian Pantanal – the world’s largest wetland that is home to the world’s highest density of jaguars – as they track and collar jaguars, and learn how Panthera is protecting the elusive jaguar through the

28 Jan

Rooting out Jaguar Poo with the World’s Ultimate Search Engine – Google the Dog

Panthera

Through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative, Panthera’s Costa Rica-based jaguar research team has taken on a new and unique four-legged partner named Google. Google, or as we like to call him “the ultimate search engine,” is a three year old, 76 pound German shorthaired pointer who is being trained for Panthera by Carlos Orozco of the Hablemos de Perros organization to identify and locate jaguar scat (feces) in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

24 Jan

Panthera Lion Program Survey Coordinator Consulted on Large Wildlife Trafficking Case in Gabon

Panthera

Last week, Gabon's water and forestry and defence ministries arrested five vendors at Mont Bouët market in the Gabon capital of Libreville after attempting to sell 12 leopard skins, 1 piece of lion skin, 1 African golden cat skin, the head and hands of an endangered gorilla, 12 chimpanzee heads, 30 chimpanzee hands and five elephant tails. Intelligence about the vendors had been provided by the local wildlife law enforcement NGO Conservation Justice, and as the arrests were made, Panthera's Lion Program Survey Coordinator, Philipp Henschel, who is based in Gabon, was called in to help identify the confiscated felid skins.

20 Jan

Press Release: Study Reveals Genetic Distinction of Asiatic Cheetah

Asiatic Cheetah

A new study published in the journal Molecular Ecology reveals that the last remaining 70-110 Asiatic cheetahs now confined to the Iranian plateau are genetically distinct from the African cheetah, and are the last living representatives of the Asiatic subspecies. These data confirm that cheetah populations found in northern-east Africa & Asia are markedly different from cheetah populations occupying southern Africa. These developments demonstrate the urgency of the conservation of the Asiatic cheetah.

18 Jan

Educating Children about Tigers through The Mini Page

The Mini Page

With fewer than 3,200 left in the wild, tigers are by far the most endangered of the big cats, and in order to ensure a future for the species, Panthera is working to educate young generations about the threats facing tigers and why it is important to save this enigmatic and declining species. This month, Panthera is featured in a weekly interactive newspaper for children called The Mini Page, which is included in nearly 500 newspapers in the US and abroad and is used to educate children about a variety of topics both in the classroom and at home using stories, pictures, drawings, puzzles, and other games.

10 Jan

“Saving the Tiger: Already Too Late?” – Jan. 16 Lecture with Drs. Thomas Kaplan & Alan Rabinowitz

Alan and Tom

Panthera co-founders, Drs. Thomas Kaplan and Alan Rabinowitz, will come together at NYC’s 92Y this Sunday, January 16, at 7:30pm to discuss the fragile state of the world’s remaining tiger populations and whether current conservation strategies can truly save this species from extinction.

07 Jan

Dr. Luke Hunter Lecture on “The Vanishing Lion” - Sunday, Jan. 9, at 92Y

Panthera

Did you know that fewer than 25,000 lions remain in the wild in Africa today and that this enigmatic species has lost over 80% of its historic range?  Join us for a special lecture to learn more about “The Vanishing Lion” this Sunday, January 9, at NYC’s 92nd Street Y from lion expert and Panthera Executive Vice President, Dr.

21 Dec

BBC Interview: Dr. Luke Hunter on Reintroduction of Wild Vs. Captive Lions as a Conservation Tool

Panthera

Listen to a fascinating BBC Radio 4 'Saving Species' segment featuring an interview with Panthera Exec VP, Dr. Luke Hunter, on why reintroducing captive-bred lions into wild African habitats is unlikely to make any impact on wild lion conservation. Learn about why Dr. Hunter believes the key to successful reintroduction efforts lies in using wild-born lions, taking into account the long learning curve needed for cubs to discover how to hunt, create spatial maps outlining where danger, prey and water exists, and master other strategies necessary to survive in the wild.  The program begins at the 5:08 mark & Dr. Hunter's interview begins at 16:28.

20 Dec

NYT: ‘A Stealth Camera That Captures Big Cats’

Tiger

This past weekend, the New York Times’ Green Blog posted about the latest “stealth” camera traps that were developed for the Panthera/Wildlife Conservation Society Tigers Forever Program to help our field scientists gather important data about big cat populations, movements and prey base around the world.