Press Release: New Global Alliance Commits $80 Million to Save the World's Wild Cats and Their Ecosystems
Commitment Unites Donors from China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States to Collectively Provide $80 Million in Cornerstone Funding for Panthera's $200 Million Initiative for Wild Cats
National Geographic’s Cat Watch blog recently published an article by Panthera's Tajikistan Snow Leopard Program Coordinator, Tanya Rosen, entitled 'The Silent Roar on the Roof of the World: Saving Snow Leopards.'
Read the article below or on NatGeo’s Cat Watch blog to learn about Panthera's snow leopard conservation efforts in Tajikistan, the threats facing snow leopards and the history of the region, how social and political conflict impacts wildlife, and why "five rolls of mesh wire, five wood boards, & a bag full of nails & hooks can go a long way to conserve snow leopards."
The chase is on! A male leopard hunts a warthog in South Africa's Makalali Game Reserve. Last year, Panthera launched a long-term leopard monitoring program in Limpopo province, where these photos were snapped, in partnership with the Limpopo Dept of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism & the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Coordinated by Panthera’s Leopard Program Director, Dr. Guy Balme, & lead by Panthera Kaplan Scholar, Ross Tyzack Pitman, the Limpopo Leopard Project strives to track leopard population trends in Limpopo province over the next decade to glean comprehensive data on the status of the species, its primary threats and how to mitigate and best protect the leopards of Limpopo.
On Saturday, Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, delivered an inspirational commencement speech to the 2014 graduating class of his alma mater, McDaniel College, in Westminster, Maryland.
Listen to the commencement speech to learn how Dr. Rabinowitz’s time at McDaniel College turned his life around and helped pave his career dedicated to saving “the planet’s disappearing wildlife,” and the poignant advice he gave to McDaniel’s 2014 graduating class.
Read an excerpt from Dr. Rabinowitz’s commencement speech here:
In a new Voice of America (VOA) radio segment, Panthera's Lion Program Survey Coordinator, Dr. Phil Henschel, shares interesting insights from a recent Panthera-led study on the state of lions in Senegal, and all of West Africa. Listen to the segment or read the VOA article to learn about some of the last West African lions living in Senegal's Niokolo Koba National Park, threats facing lions in the region, including bush-meat hunting, and what is needed to save Senegal's and West Africa’s last lions.
Earth Touch News Network has published an article highlighting Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative – the largest carnivore conservation program in the world, which aims to link core jaguar populations within human landscapes from northern Argentina to Mexico to preserve the genetic integrity of the species. Learn about the jaguar’s range, how Panthera’s scientists are studying the species, and the data that confirms jaguars are using this corridor or ‘feline freeway’.
Panthera congratulates our partner and conservationist Jigmet Dadul on receiving the 2014 Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award - a prize bestowed annually to a select group of wildlife conservationists, managers, and researchers to honor their contribution to wildlife conservation. Serving as Senior Program Manager with the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC-IT) since its inception in 2000, Jigmet works with local communities and various government and non-governmental organizations throughout Ladakh, India to reduce human-snow leopard conflict by developing local education, conservation and research programs.
Outside Magazine Travels with Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz to Investigate the Tigers of the Sundarbans
Situated in both India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans is a region uniquely defined by water, home to the largest delta and mangrove forest in the world, and one of the last strongholds for the endangered tiger, now estimated to number fewer than 3,200 in the wild. In this landscape, Outside Magazine recently embarked on an expedition with Panthera’s CEO and renowned tiger scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, to investigate the tigers of the Sundarbans, and this week, the story of this journey has been unveiled in a new article entitled ‘Five Hundred Pounds of Stealth’.
May 16: Panthera VP Dr. George Schaller Presentation on ‘Conservation Challenges on the Tibetan Plateau’ in San Francisco
On Friday, May 16th, at 7pm, Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, will present on Wildlife and Nomads: Conservation Challenges on the High Tibetan Plateau at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Club in the city’s illustrious Presidio. Speaking as part of the Presidio’s Crown Jewels lecture series and exhibit, Dr. Schaller will share stories from his years spent researching the wildlife of the high Tibetan Plateau
Check out this adorable lion cub pic just shared by Panthera's Lion Program Senior Director, Dr. Paul Funston, from the Zambezi region of Namibia! Today, the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is home to one of the largest lion populations in Africa. Given its significance for the future of the African lion, Panthera launched a lion conservation project in Zambezi this year with the Namibian Ministry of the Environment & the Kwando Carnivore Project. Read up on this cub's pride, consisting of two lionesses known by locals as ‘Thelma and Louise,’ other prides in the region and Panthera's work to protect them.