The Roar Report

22 Apr

‘A Billion Acts for Big Cats' on Earth Day

Tiger in Tree_NickGarbutt

Today is Earth Day – an international day of advocacy and celebration of the magnificence of our Earth, and the equally incredible wildlife it supports. On this day, as the citizens of the world are encouraged to make ‘A Billion Acts of Green,’ Panthera asks that you also pledge to help us make 'A Billion Acts for Big Cats.'

The big cats of this Earth – tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, leopards, cheetahs, and cougars – serve as critical ecosystem guardians for our planet. The presence of these apex predators indicates healthy ecosystems that support thousands of plant and animal species, including people.

When you act for big cats, you act for yourself, and for all animals on the planet.

20 Apr

Panthera Partners with Velo Enterprise


We are excited to share that Panthera has recently partnered with Velo Enterprise, a leading manufacturer of cycling saddles, grips and handlebar tapes. Now through October 20th, Velo will run its Senso Wildlife campaign to raise awareness about and support the conservation of wild cats. Throughout this promotional period, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Senso saddles will be generously donated to Panthera. The campaign will initially be held throughout Germany and promoted through advertisements, online and in cycling shops, and a sweepstakes will also be held in which two winners will be awarded a trip to South Africa.

19 Apr

Jack Vartanian MENAGERIE COLLECTION Sales Benefit Panthera During Month of April

Jaguar Ring

Word is spreading about Panthera partner Jack Vartanian’s new MENAGERIE COLLECTION, which includes a leopard ring, necklace and earrings, among other animal-inspired jewelry. Along with an article in Women’s Wear Daily, fashion stylist Rachel Zoe has just posted an article on her daily newsletter, The Zoe Report, about the collection’s beautiful gold & diamond leopard ring shown here. Zoe also noted that during the month of April, Jack Vartanian will generously donate 10% of sales from this collection to Panthera.

18 Apr

Tonight at 7pm: A Lecture on the Lion Guardians Program at The Explorers Club in NYC

Simba Scouts

This evening at 7pm, Lion Guardians Program Director and co-founder Leela Hazzah and senior biologist Stephanie Dolrenry will give a lecture at The Explorers Club in New York City on the conservation work of the Lion Guardians program – an innovative project that employs Maasai warriors, who traditionally hunt lions, as ‘Lion Guardians.’ Through this program, local Maasai warriors are trained to respond to and mitigate human-lion conflict situations by informing herders of areas occupied by lions, helping farmers improve their livestock husbandry techniques, tracking down lost live¬stock, and discouraging other Maasai warriors from hunting lions in the future.

15 Apr

Tonight at 5pm EST: Final Airing of Lost Land of the Tiger on NatGeo

Alan Rabinowitz Panthera

The final airing of the Lost Land of the Tiger program featuring Panthera President and CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will take place this evening at 5pm EST. Tune in to watch Dr. Alan Rabinowitz & a team of scientists as they travel through Bhutan in search of tigers.

More info can be found on this program at &

Learn how Panthera is helping to save the world's remaining 3,200 tigers through the Tigers Forever program and Tiger Corridor Initiative.

14 Apr

Sunday at 7:30pm: The Vanishing Lion Lecture with Dr. Luke Hunter at NYC's 92Y


While millions of tourists flock to African game reserves each year to observe the iconic African lion, few people realize that outside the protective bubble of parks and reserves, Africa's iconic big cat is in freefall.

13 Apr

Latest Partnership: Jack Vartanian

Leopard Ring

During the month of April, Jack Vartanian will generously donate 10% of sales from the recently released MENAGERIE COLLECTION to Panthera.  The MENAGERIE COLLECTION includes diamond and gold jewelry depicting the leopard, including a ring, earrings and necklace.  Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in Brazil.  Visit to see pieces from the MENAGERIE COLLECTION and support their partnership with Panthera.

Read about the MENAGERIE COLLECTION and this partnership in Women’s Wear Daily.

12 Apr

Remembering Rinchen Wangchuk – A Champion for the World’s Snow Leopards

Rinchen Wangchuk

We are saddened to share that Rinchen Wangchuk, a dear friend of Panthera’s and the Founder and Director of the Snow Leopard Conservancy–India Trust, passed away recently after years of battling ALS. Among the international wildlife conservation community and beyond, Rinchen was renowned for his incredible lifetime contribution in studying and saving snow leopards.

11 Apr

Just Released: Panthera’s April Newsletter

Google the Dog

Panthera’s April newsletter has just been released! Check it out to learn about Panthera’s latest conservation activities in Guyana, including an exciting jaguar camera trap photo, a Panthera scientist’s rare encounter with a group of lions in Nigeria, Google the scat-detecting dog’s snake avoidance training, the recent creation of an International Tiger Advisory Group, the ‘Power of the Petition,’ the airing of the Lost Land of the Tiger program on National Geographic, and a champion for the world’s snow leopards. If you haven’t already joined Panthera’s email list, do so now at the top of the page!

08 Apr

National Geographic Airs ‘Lost Land of the Tiger’


The BBC 'Lost Land of the Tiger' program featuring Panthera President and CEO and tiger expert Dr. Alan Rabinowitz will air on National Geographic beginning Friday, April 8th, at 9pm. Tune in to watch Dr. Alan Rabinowitz & a team of scientists as they travel through Bhutan in search of tigers.

The program will also be airing on: Saturday, April 9th, at 12am & 9am EST Monday, April 11th, at 11am EST Friday, April 15th, at 5pm EST More info can be found on this program at &