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26 Nov

NYT: Meeting Aims to Turn Tiger Fascination Into Conservation

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Have you ever wondered about the psychology of conservation and why big cats are so revered by humans? Read this New York Times article to hear what Panthera Executive Vice President, Dr. Luke Hunter, has to say about “the dichotomy of attitudes toward wild cats and wild dogs."

25 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from Panthera

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Too stuffed to get up? We know the feeling. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Panthera!  View more entertaining Thanksgiving photos.

23 Nov

BBC World Service: In-Depth Interview with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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Matthew Bannister of the BBC Outlook radio program recently conducted a thorough and fascinating interview with Panthera’s President & CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. Listen to this podcast to hear incredible details about Dr. Rabinowitz’s battle with stuttering as a child and into his college years, his ensuing bond with animals, and his introduction to mentor and renowned wildlife conservationist, Dr.

23 Nov

Dr. Luke Hunter on BBC World Service’s Newshour Program

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On Sunday, Panthera’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Luke Hunter, spoke on the BBC World Service’s Newshour radio program to explain Panthera’s reasoning for not attending the Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg last weekend and what is actually needed to save the endangered tiger – ending the poaching of tigers and their prey...

22 Nov

WaPo – “Members of Russian summit have diverging ideas but united goal: Saving the tiger”

Tiger in brush

Yesterday, international government officials, conservation organizations and other policy makers gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia for the 2010 World Bank Global Tiger Summit. See a recent Washington Post article, featuring Panthera Executive VP, Dr. Luke Hunter, to learn about conservationists’ “diverging ideas” on what it takes to save the tiger.

18 Nov

Panthera and Palm Beach Zoo Partner on Tigers Forever program in Malaysia

Palm Beach Zoo

Panthera is excited to announce a partnership with the Palm Beach Zoo to further conservation of tigers in the wild via our Tigers Forever strategy– Tigers Forever is a collaborative program between Panthera and WCS, and others, to increase tiger numbers by 50% at key sites over a ten-year period. Read our press release to learn about how this partnership is helping to protect endangered Malayan tigers living in the Endau Rompin region of Malaysia.

17 Nov

Statement by Dr. Luke Hunter on the International Forum for Tiger Conservation

Tiger in brush

On November 21st, the World Bank’s International Forum for Tiger Conservation will kick off in St. Petersburg, Russia, bringing together a large group of international government officials, policy makers, conservation organizations and other stakeholders to discuss what needs to be done on the ground to save the endangered tiger. Panthera Executive Vice President, Dr. Luke Hunter, released a statement explaining Panthera’s position, and what Panthera alternatively believes will actually prevent the extinction of the tiger.

15 Nov

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz on National Geographic Weekend Radio

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

This past weekend, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Panthera’s President and CEO, joined host Boyd Matson on National Geographic Weekend Radio to discuss his life-long love of animals, his first encounter with the jaguars of Belize and the relationships he built with local ranchers to stop the hunting of jaguars, setting up the world’s largest tiger reserve in Myanmar, and other exciting stories. Listen to the podcast below to learn about Dr. Rabinowitz’s conservation work and adventures over the years.

12 Nov

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz on National Geographic Weekend Radio – Sunday, November 14, 12pm EST

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Got plans for the weekend? Tune in to National Geographic Weekend Radio this Sunday at 12pm EST on XM/Sirius channel 133 to hear Dr. Rabinowitz, Panthera’s President and CEO, discuss his life-long love of animals, his first encounter with the jaguars of Belize and the relationships he built with local ranchers to stop the hunting of jaguars, setting up the world’s largest tiger reserve in Myanmar, and other exciting stories. The program will also air Sunday in Washington, D.C. on 1500 AM at 10pm EST and at different times this Sunday on various AM/FM stations throughout the country.

10 Nov

Let the Lion Guardian Games Begin!

Lion guardians

This year the Panthera supported Living with Lions program held the first-ever Lion Guardian Games – an exciting tournament in which the Lion Guardians, Maasai traditional warriors, - competed in three events, including stick and spear throwing and soccer. Watch a video and see a photo gallery of the Guardians participating in the events and celebrating their achievements with traditional Maasai festivities!