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17 Apr

F51 – Honoring the Life of a Female Cougar

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F51, an adult female cougar tracked through Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project (TCP), meandered toward the eastern edge of her range, her two female offspring bouncing like electrons in orbit around her. Who can say what a cougar thinks, but from our perspective, life seemed good for F51. The family had fed off a series of elk in quick succession, and then successfully dodged a local wolf pack that stole F51’s last kill. Her kittens were fat, healthy and growing fast.

16 Apr

Long Shields: Defending the Lions of Zimbabwe

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Over the course of history, the name ‘Long Shields’ has been used to identify various ethnic groups, communities and organizations in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe. Starting in the late 19th century, descendants of the Zulu Kingdom were first named ‘Ndebele’ (meaning “people of the Long Shields”) in reference to the Ndebele warriors’ use of a tall, rawhide shield for protection in battle.

Once referencing the armor of war, the term ‘Long Shields’ has since evolved, and now represents an altogether different type of protection carried out on behalf of the lions and local communities of southwestern Zimbabwe.

15 Apr

Glenn Close on a Day in Belize with the Jaguars of Cockscomb - Part 2

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By Panthera Conservation Council Member and Actress, Glenn Close

Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, is one of my planet heroes. I first met him when I was on the Board of the Wildlife Conservation Society and we have been friends ever since.

14 Apr

Part Two: A Tribute to Peter Matthiessen – Friend, Naturalist and Novelist of ‘The Snow Leopard’

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Last week, upon learning of the passing of naturalist and novelist Peter Matthiessen, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, shared his reflections on the profound impact that Matthiessen had on the field of conservation and the inspiration he provided for admirers of the snow leopard and wildlife around the world.

10 Apr

Just Released: Panthera’s April Newsletter

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Panthera has just rolled out our April newsletter, featuring the most recent news and updates from our wild cat conservation programs around the globe. Take a look to learn about the Panthera-supported ‘Long Shields’ project, which is employing local men and women - typically raised to hunt lions - to instead serve as protectors of lions and communities of southwestern Zimbabwe. Read a special contribution from Panthera’s Conservation Council member and actress, Glenn Close, on her reflections from a recent trip with Panthera’s team to Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – first established with the help of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, in the early 1980s.

08 Apr

A Tribute to Peter Matthiessen – Friend, Naturalist and Novelist of ‘The Snow Leopard’

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We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the incredible naturalist and novelist, Peter Matthiessen, over the weekend. Matthiessen was known for a rich volume of works, including the groundbreaking book, The Snow Leopard, which recounted his two-month expedition in 1973 with Panthera’s Dr. George Schaller into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep, and possibly glimpse the elusive snow leopard. This book launched the species into common day lexicon, making this never-heard of cat known to the world, even though Matthiessen himself never saw one.

07 Apr

Intraspecific Killing Among Cougars

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F51, an adult female mountain lion currently tracked by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, meandered towards the eastern edge of her range, her two female offspring bouncing like electrons in orbit around her. Who can say what a mountain lion thinks, but from our perspective, life seemed good for F51.

The family had fed off a series of elk in quick succession, and then successfully dodged the local wolf pack that stole her last kill from them. Her kittens were fat, healthy and growing fast. How quickly things can change.

31 Mar

"Carnivores of the World" Book by Panthera’s President Published in Chinese

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The latest book by Panthera’s President & wild cat scientist, Dr. Luke Hunter, entitled "Carnivores of the World: A Field Guide," is now available for purchase in Chinese. Available in German, French and English as well, this book serves as the first comprehensive field guide to all 245 terrestrial species of true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and wild cats to the tiny least weasel.

28 Mar

What’s Worth It Lifestyle Review Website Features Panthera as 'Worthy' Charity

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Panthera is proud to have been recently featured as a worthy charity and endeavor by the lifestyle review website, What's Worth It. In a recent post, What's Worth It. profiled Panthera’s wild cat conservation work, highlighting why Panthera is different from other organizations, how Panthera helps the future of wild cats around the world and how YOU can get involved in Panthera’s cause.

Read what Panthera’s Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, had to say in an interview with What’s Worth It founder, Suzanne Aaronson:

24 Mar

Pre-Order New Children’s Book by Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz - A Boy and a Jaguar

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Panthera is excited to share that the latest book by Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz entitled 'A Boy and a Jaguar' will go on sale May 6th. Featuring beautiful illustrations by Catia Chien, this children's book shares the story of Dr. Rabinowitz's childhood struggle with stuttering, the bond he formed with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo, his promise to one day use his voice to protect animals and his lifelong work to conserve the jaguars of Latin America and other big cats around the world.

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