Read Panthera’s just released May newsletter to learn how to pre-order your copy of the new National Geographic book, Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, by Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter. Also learn about the latest wild cat scientists to join ‘Panthera’s Pride,’ including new Senior Lion Program Director, Dr. Paul Funston, Chief Technologist, Chris Cline, Tajikistan Snow Leopard Program Coordinator, Tanya Rosen, amongst others, and Panthera’s conservation goals for the year ahead.
National Geographic recently reported on a Florida restaurant's controversial sale of lion meat tacos, helping to renew the debate over the consumption of exotic meat. Read the article to hear what Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, had to say about why this practice threatens lions and humans handling lion meat, and why attention given to this issue would be better directed towards the conservation of the fewer than 30,000 wild lions that remain in Africa today.
This May, we are proud to announce the Dalton Middle School Wildlife Conservation Club as Panthera’s Donor of the Month! Formed in September 2012 in Panthera’s home town of New York City, Dalton’s Wildlife Conservation Club is comprised of 16 motivated middle school students who volunteer their time and efforts to raise awareness and funds for Panthera’s critical tiger conservation initiatives.
Recently, Panthera was thrilled to learn that in just eight months, Dalton’s Conservation Club members had raised nearly $1,000 - 100% of which will go directly to the field to support Panthera’s Tigers Forever program!
Read the interview to learn about Dr. Rabinowitz’s extensive conservation career, including being on the forefront of creating the world’s first jaguar reserve in Belize, the largest protected area in Taiwan, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thailand, and no less than five new protected areas in Myanmar, including the world’s largest tiger reserve.
This Sunday, May 12th, is Mother’s Day! Send one of Panthera’s beautiful wild cat e-cards to let your mother, grandmother, sister, or friend know that you care about her, and big cats.
Go paperless and personalize one of Panthera’s seven e-cards for a minimum donation of just $10. Panthera’s fans can also adopt a cat or make a larger gift to Panthera in someone’s name. Check out Panthera's online store for other great gifts for moms, including t-shirts, hats, water bottles & more.
100% of donations go directly to the field to support Panthera’s work to protect the world’s wild cats.
A recent New Scientist article - ‘A New Apocalypse Now: Vietnam’s Conservation Tale’ – features a review of Dan Drollette’s latest book, Gold Rush in the Jungle: The Race to Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam’s “Lost World,” and an interview with Panthera’s CEO and wildlife scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, on conservation within Vietnam and beyond.
This Sunday, May 12th, is Mother’s Day. Let your mother know you care about her, and big cats, by sending one of Panthera’s beautiful wild cat e-cards. Personalize your e-card for a minimum donation of just $10 and if you’d like to make a larger gift to Panthera in your mother’s name, please visit this page. All e-card and other donations go directly to the field to support Panthera’s work to protect the world’s wild cats. Browse other great gifts for Mom in Panthera's online store, including our t-shirts, polos, hats, water bottles & more.
Recently, Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, spoke with Times of India reporter, Atul Thakur, about the decision by India’s Supreme Court to translocate a group of Asiatic lions from Gujarat state's Gir forest to the Kuno game sanctuary in neighboring Madhya Pradesh state.
Read an interesting, extended Q&A with Dr. Hunter on this issue to learn about proper protocol in translocating big cats, including establishing a 2-3 month period of ‘pre-release captivity,’ the risks and challenges associated with relocation initiatives, and more.
Scientific American and VICE Report on Extinction of Taiwan’s Clouded Leopard & Research by Panthera CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
Recently, a number of news outlets, including Scientific American and VICE, have reported on the extinction of the Formosan clouded leopard subspecies in Taiwan, following the conclusion of a 13 year quest for this beautiful wild cat. Rooted out by poaching, trade in its pelts during the Japanese occupation, habitat destruction and elimination of its natural prey, the clouded leopard has not been spotted in Taiwan in over three decades, and as such, coverage of this extinction is not unexpected.
‘Ending the War on Wildlife’ Explorers Club Lecture by Panthera’s Conservation Council Member, Jane Alexander
On Monday, June 3rd, Panthera’s Conservation Council member and renowned actress, Jane Alexander, will give an exclusive lecture entitled, “Ending the War on Wildlife,” at The Explorers Club in New York City.
Focusing on the mass extinction of many of our Earth’s precious species, Jane’s presentation will touch on how people around the world are contributing to this grave issue through climate change, rampant poaching and wildlife trafficking, and other threats, and the solutions that exist to reverse this trend. Read a summary of the lecture here: