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.
Read Panthera’s newly released ‘State of the Cougar’ Report Card to learn about the current status of the cougar, otherwise known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, catamount, and ‘tigre.’ Read up about historic and current cougar populations and habitats, the threats cougars currently face, and how Panthera is working in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and California to mitigate human-cougar conflicts and understand more about this species’ ecology and interactions with human communities.
Click here to read the Cougar Report Card.
Click here to read Panthera’s Report Cards for tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards.
We are excited to share that Panthera grantee and wildlife biologist, Dr. Evi Paemelaere, is now sharing stories about her research on jaguars in the Rupununi region of central Guyana through ‘The Rupununi Report’ blog series, hosted on the Adventures in Climate Change website. Learn about the incredible experiences Evi has had in the field and the wildlife she has encountered (pictures included!) while researching the presence and distribution of jaguars in this region, as part of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
Video Interview with Panthera President Dr. Luke Hunter on Creation of New Book, ‘Carnivores of the World: A Field Guide’
Panthera has just released a video interview with Dr. Luke Hunter on the content and creation of his latest book, Carnivores of the World: A Field Guide, which is the first comprehensive field guide covering all 245 terrestrial carnivore species. Learn how Dr. Hunter collaborated with experts around the world to gather the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information on all 245 carnivore species, including details about where they live, what they eat and how they hunt, their reproductive success, whether they impact people, their conservation status, and more. Hear Dr.
Panthera’s Corridor Coordinator for our Northern South America Program, Dr. Esteban Payán Garrido, has been invited to speak at this year’s TEDx conference in Panama City, Panama on October 5th. Dr. Payán will present a lecture entitled “Un jaguar por tu vida” or “A Jaguar for Your Life” in which he will discuss the concept of the Jaguar Corridor, which Panthera is implementing through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
Panthera's snow leopard scientists have just retrieved this video of a snow leopard mother and her two cubs investigating a camera trap in the Tost Mountains of South Gobi, Mongolia. Based on the size of the cubs, our scientists estimate that they were at least born in the spring of 2010. Our scientists hope to collar these snow leopards in the coming months to learn more about their habitat use, breeding habits, survival, interactions with local human communities, and other valuable data.
Smithsonian Magazine has just released its October edition featuring Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative and Pantanal Jaguar Project in the magazine’s cover story, ‘The Jaguar Freeway.’ Written by Sharon Guynup, this article paints a beautiful picture of the incredible flora and fauna of the Brazilian Pantanal - home to the world’s highest density of jaguars - and discusses Panthera’s work to protect this iconic wild cat. Learn how the jaguar has been woven into Central and South American cultures and religions for centuries, its survival through the 1960s/70s global jaguar pelt trade, and how it is being protected with the help of scientists like Panthera CEO Dr.