New York, NY – Panthera, the leading wild cat conservation organization, has launched a new
initiative to protect lions in Kafue National Park (KNP) with support from PUMA, the renowned sports company, and premier African ecotourism operator, Wilderness Safaris.
Check out the Wildlife Research & Conservation site's profile of Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project to learn about the jaguar conservation work carried out by Panthera's scientists in the world's largest wetland, which is also home to the world¹s highest density of jaguars. Learn about the ecological research conducted by Panthera's Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and Jaguar Program Executive Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, on jaguars in the Pantanal in the 1970s.
Learn more about Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project.
Read Mongabay's new article, 'Protecting predators in the wildest landscape you've never heard of,' to learn about the wild cat conservation work of Ruaha Carnivore Project Director, Dr. Amy Dickman, in Tanzania's Ruaha landscape with the local tribal Barabaig community, and with support from Panthera. Also check out the interview with Amy to learn about her background, what makes the Ruaha landscape so spectacular, what draws her to big cats, in particular, and more.
Learn more about the project @ http://ruahacarnivoreproject.com/.
Last week, we posted a sweet photo of a female leopard carrying her tiny cub in South Africa's Welgevonden Game Reserve, taken as part of Panthera's leopard conservation and monitoring work in Limpopo province. Here, we are sharing a camera trap photo of the OTHER side of this couple. Learn more about Panthera’s leopard conservation work @ http://bit.ly/flEZT1 and make a donation to support the future of the leopard @ http://bit.ly/MmCOWU.
On Sunday, September 29th, Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow program will air a new segment on the elusive jaguar, hosted by Phil Torres, including Panthera’s footage of wild jaguars in Latin America. Learn about the Americas’ largest big cat, including how Panthera’s scientists and other field biologists use camera traps and other research tools to monitor jaguar populations throughout Central and South America and learn how to better protect the species across its range.
See and share our wonderful camera trap photo of the day of a leopard mother carrying her tiny cub in South Africa! If you're a fan of this beautiful big cat, read what Panthera is doing in South Africa to protect the species @ http://bit.ly/flEZT1 & make a donation to support the future of the leopard @ http://bit.ly/MmCOWU!
Last week, TakePart wildlife blogger, Richard Conniff, spoke with Panthera’s Senior Tiger Program Director, Dr. John Goodrich, to discuss the new, state-of-the-art camera trap technology that Panthera has developed to aggressively combat the poaching of wild tigers – the primary threat facing the fewer than 3,200 individuals that remain across Asia. Read the article, 'Why Secret Wildlife Cameras Might Be a Poacher's Worst Nightmare,' to learn about Panthera's plans to deploy new 'Poachercams' in Sumatra later this year that use cell phone technology to send photos of poachers in real time to park ranger stations.
Our photo of the day shows a group of children celebrating – in rare form – the one year anniversary of their school’s opening in the Brazilian Pantanal. Last year, this school was opened, for both children and cowboys, on a ranch where Panthera works with local communities in the Pantanal to conserve the elusive jaguar. Learn more about Panthera’s jaguar conservation work through the Pantanal Jaguar Project.
Enjoy our photo of the day showing a side view of an inquisitive leopard, taken in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park by Panthera’s partner photographer, William Burrard-Lucas. Check out cool photos taken by Burrard-Lucas using a remote controlled 'BeetleCam' or buggy with a camera on top at http://www.burrard-lucas.com/beetlecam and https://www.facebook.com/BeetleCam?directed_target_id=0
Learn about Panthera's leopard conservation work in South Africa.
This month, Guyana’s Sunday Times Magazine published an article on the country’s and the Americas’ largest wild cat – the elusive jaguar - known regionally as “turtle tiger”, among other nicknames. The article, entitled ‘Visit the Haven for the Elusive Jaguar,’ reports on the behavior and physical characteristics of the jaguar, which typically weigh in at 100-220 pounds, their choice of prey, interactions with local communities, and what Panthera is doing through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative to mitigate human-jaguar conflict and ‘connect and protect’ jaguars ranging from Mexico to Argentina to ensure the species’ genetic diversity, and long-term survival.