The Roar Report

27 Sep

International Tiger Day: September 27, 2010

Panthera Team
Joseph Smith

September 27, 2010 is International Tiger Day, a day set aside by all who care about the biggest of the cats to discuss the state of tigers globally and celebrate conservation efforts that are currently underway. Joseph Smith, Tiger Program Director for Panthera, answers questions about the challenges facing tigers.

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21 Sep

A Welcome Message from Panthera President and CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

I am writing from the Pantanal in Brazil, where Panthera’s field team is conducting cutting-edge research and working with local communities to conserve jaguars in the wild. We are currently here filming with CBS 60 Minutes about this project, and we look forward to letting you know when the segment will air later this year. For us, the ability to provide real time updates from the field and keep our supporters informed is top priority. To that end, I have exciting news...Read More

17 Sep

NatGeo NewsWatch: World’s Largest Tiger Reserve Designated in Myanmar

David Braun
Panthera

A region the size of the U.S. state of Vermont has been earmarked by Myanmar as a sanctuary for the tiger, one of the most endangered animals on the planet. But can the poaching of the big cats and their prey be stopped?

The entire Hukaung Valley is to be declared a Protected Tiger Area, the government of Myanmar announced, according to two conservation organizations which do extensive work in the country, Panthera and Wildlife Conservation Society.

22 Jul

A Voice for the Animals: A Speaking of Faith Interview with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
Jaguar peeping through grass

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Panthera’s President and CEO, was recently featured on American Public Media's Speaking of Faith program. Download the podcast to hear Dr. Rabinowitz discuss his wildlife conservation crusade to give “A Voice for the Animals."

05 May

Huffington Post Cat Tales: The Lioness

Dr. Luke Hunter
Lioness face

Panthera has gathered stories from our scientists, researchers, and partners to document their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. This story, by Panthera Executive Director, Luke Hunter, is the sixth in our series of seven.

05 Apr

Huffington Post Cat Tales: A Night in the Wild

Dr. George Schaller
Snow leopard profile, Ladakh, India

Last October, Panthera gathered stories from our scientists, researchers, and partners to document their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. This month, read world-renowned conservationist and Panthera Vice President George Schaller's tale of a night spent under falling snow to capture the rare sight of a female snow leopard in the wild.

01 Mar

Huffington Post Cat Tales: Life Around Us

Dr. Tom McCarthy
Snow leopard walking along a mountain trail, Ladakh, India

Last October, Panthera gathered stories from our scientists, researchers, and partners to document their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. This month, read our Director of Snow Leopard Programs Tom McCarthy's account of a sighting that still moves him, twelve years later.

28 Jan

Huffington Post Cat Tales: Brush with a Tigress

Andrea Heydlauff
Tiger cubs sitting on road

Panthera gathered stories from our scientists, researchers and partners about their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. Below is a story from Andrea Heydlauff, Managing Director of Panthera. This "Cat Tale" is the third in our series of seven.

18 Dec

Mountain lions in Iowa? Maybe next year.

Kathy Zeller
Cougar peering down from a tree

On Monday afternoon, a hunter in eastern Iowa had the rare luck to see a mountain lion. Mountain lions, like most wild cats, are secretive creatures and are notoriously hard to see in the wild. And, not only does this hunter get to see a mountain lion, he gets to see the first one that has been seen in the state in 5 years. Now that's quite a story in itself. But, the tale continues. You see, this hunter in particular, wanted that mountain lion all to himself, as a fully stuffed mount in his Cedar Rapids home.

07 Dec

Huffington Post Cat Tales: Ah Puch

Alan Rabinowitz
Jaguar feeding on cow, Pantanal, Brazil

Panthera recently gathered stories from our scientists, researchers and partners about their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. Below is a story from Panthera President and CEO Alan Rabinowitz, This "Cat Tale" is the second in our series of seven.