Dear Panthera Supporter,
We did it.
Panthera set a goal of raising $250,000 in ONE day – on #GivingTuesday – to be matched 1 to 1 by a group of generous supporters.
And because of you, and your outpouring of support, not only did we reach our goal, we surpassed it.
Because of you, more than $500,000 raised on #GivingTuesday will go towards Panthera’s field programs, where it matters most, to protect big cats around the globe.
As the holiday season kicks in to full gear, be sure to check out Panthera’s e-store for great holiday gifts for the family, friends, co-workers and others.
Panthera’s Vineyard Vines ties featuring fun big cat graphics top the list of our most popular merchandise, and the latest additions to our e-store include jaguar paw necklaces and cufflinks, all made in silver and gold.
Other great products for those that enjoy the outdoors include our field shirts, hats, short and long sleeve t-shirts, water bottles, tote bags and more.
Panthera and Partners Bring Home Awards from the 2013 BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Camera Trap Photo of the Year Contest
We are thrilled to share that Panthera and our partners have brought home a number of awards from the 2013 BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Camera Trap Photo of the Year Contest. The photo above showing a snow leopard scent-marking against a rock in the snow on the Tibetan Plateau was chosen as the winner in the Animal Behavior category. Another snow leopard photo (below) taken as part of Panthera’s and our partners’ conservation efforts in China was commended in the Animal Portraits category. Both photos were taken with a camera trap set by Juan Li of Peking University, in collaboration with Shan Shui, Panthera and the Snow Leopard Trust.
For those of you who attended this week’s Tigers Forever presentation at National Geographic Live, and for all of our fans, we wanted to share this message from Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, on how you can help ensure a future for the endangered tiger.
We’re excited to share that Panthera and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have released new footage of an African golden cat in Uganda’s Kibale National Park, as highlighted in a recent WCS press release. To capture this up-close footage, field scientists sprayed Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men cologne on a remote camera trap to attract this cat, which immediately made its own scent-mark on the camera trap. This and other ongoing research of the African golden cat has produced surprising findings, including the fact that these cats are not strictly nocturnal as previously thought, but “cathemeral” – active both night and day.
Last Friday, Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, was interviewed on CBS Evening News to discuss his latest photographs of wild cougars snapped in California’s Griffith Park, in the Hollywood Hills. Watch the three minute segment to see incredible photos of wild cougars, including an image of a cougar with Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign in the background!
Singapore: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has entered into an agreement with Panthera, the world’s leading big-cat conservation organization, through the Furs For Life Leopard Project to ship faux leopard furs to Africa to help protect this endangered species whose fur is ceremonially worn by followers of the Shembe community in South Africa. On behalf of Panthera, DHL will be shipping on a pro bono basis faux leopard skins from manufacturers in China to South Africa, under a contract that extends to May 2015.
Press Release: Panthera and National Geographic Release New Book– Tigers Forever: Saving The World's Most Endangered Big Cat
New York, NY – Panthera and National Geographic have released the new and anticipated book - Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.
Spanning the 224-page hard cover book are 150 stunning photographs by Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic award-winning photographer, Steve Winter, illustrating the story of the tiger’s fight for survival, and Panthera's solution to save the species from extinction – the Tigers Forever program.
What do you want to be when you grow up? How about a big cat conservationist?! Last week, Panthera's VP Andrea Heydlauff (@aheydlauff) spoke to 200 kids at the Tuxedo Park School about the story of saving cats - why they are threatened, what Panthera is doing about it, and what they could do too, now and in the future. Read what Colleen Schilly, the Primary School Division Head, had to say about it here: http://cmschilly.com/. Want to know more about Panthera's VP? Read this great interview by Julia Worcester in Sanctuary Magazine: http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/people/interviews/9044-meet-andrea-heydlauff.html