The Roar Report

05 Feb

Remembering a Conservation Champion - The Life and Legacy of Art Ortenberg

Panthera

New York, NY - The wildlife conservation world has lost a champion. On February 3rd, 2014, Art Ortenberg, the brilliant business partner behind the legendary fashion designer (who was also his life partner) Liz Claiborne, passed away at the age of 87. While his family and friends at Panthera mourn his passing, we also remember a life well-lived, with meaning and cause, and celebrate the legacy Art Ortenberg has left on some of the world's most magnificent and endangered species.

03 Feb

Photo of the Day

Sebastian Kennerknecht

While working on assignment with Panthera, wildlife photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht recently took this stunning photo of a Bay Cat in Borneo. This image serves as the 1st high resolution photo taken of one of the world’s least-known & most endangered wild cats! Learn about the elusive Bay Cat & Panthera's work to conserve it @ http://bit.ly/1aJZYCA. Also check out a LiveScience article @ http://bit.ly/KHQKfZ & Discovery News article on this work @ http://bit.ly/KLtRbs. Don't miss the LiveScience gallery of Bay Cat images @ http://bit.ly/1mtzKqe!

03 Feb

NYT Op-Ed by Panthera’s Dr. George Schaller – “Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards”

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On Sunday, the New York Times published an op-ed by Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program Deputy Director, Peter Zahler, entitled ‘Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards.’

30 Jan

Tigers Forever Book Presentation – New York, Feb 11th

Panthera

Panthera’s Director of Media and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, and hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance environmental journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. Now, their photographs and stories can be seen in the newly published Panthera-National Geographic book, entitled ‘Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.’

23 Jan

Panthera’s Tristan Dickerson Profiled by Men's Health Magazine as One of "South Africa's Most Inspirational Men"

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Panthera is thrilled to share that our own Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, has been profiled by Men's Health Magazine as one of "South Africa's Most Inspirational Men" for his conservation work through Panthera's Furs For Life Leopard Project.

Read the following excerpt from South Africa’s Men’s Health Magazine to learn about Tristan's work to create an affordable and realistic faux leopard fur to reduce the hunting of leopards among the Shembe community, who wear the skins during religious ceremonies:

22 Jan

First High-Res Photo of Elusive Bay Cat Taken in Borneo

Panthera

One of the world’s least-known and most endangered wild cats, the Bay Cat, was recently photographed for the first time in high resolution by wildlife photographer Sebastian Kennerknecht, while working on assignment with Panthera. As highlighted in a recent LiveScience article and photo gallery, this stunning photograph, shown here, was taken with a camera trap set in Tawau Hills Park, in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Except for poor quality, remote camera-trap images taken by researchers, the Bay Cat has never been photographed like this in the wild.

15 Jan

First Ever Photos Of Snow Leopards in Uzbekistan Taken Through Panthera, WWF and Gissar Nature Reserve Study

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Newly obtained camera trap images have provided the very first photographic evidence of snow leopards in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan.

14 Jan

Video: BBC World News Interview with Panthera's President on Lions in West Africa

Panthera

Earlier today, BBC World News Television interviewed Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on new and sobering findings on the state of lions in West Africa. Watch the interview below to see Dr. Hunter discuss the recent and catastrophic decline in West Africa's lion populations and the threats that have brought about this population loss.

Learn what Dr. Hunter had to say about the surprising findings from a Panthera-led study in West Africa, including the existence of just an estimated 250 adult lions restricted to four isolated and severely imperiled populations in the region. Also hear what Dr. Hunter had to say about what is needed to protect and grow these remaining lion populations in West Africa.

09 Jan

Photo of the Day

Luke Hunter/Panthera

Panthera's photo of the day shows a gorgeous leopard in Kafue National Park - the largest protected area in the southern African nation of Zambia & one of the most important national parks in Africa. Learn about Panthera's partnership with PUMA & Wilderness Safaris to protect big cats in this critical conservation area @ http://bit.ly/1fb4rlU.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

08 Jan

Press Release: Lions are Critically Endangered in West Africa

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New York, New York - A report published today concludes that the African lion is facing extinction across the entire West African region. The West African lion once ranged continuously from Senegal to Nigeria, but the new paper reveals there are now only an estimated 250 adult lions restricted to four isolated and severely imperiled populations. Only one of those populations contains more than 50 lions.