Press Release: Leopard Conservation Given Spotlight It Deserves With Establishment of Critical International Agreement
Baku, Azerbaijan – New strides for the future of the Caucasian (or Persian) leopard were made last week with the establishment of a conservation agreement between Panthera, the world’s leading wild cat conservation organization, and the International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) of Azerbaijan.
In celebration of National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 12-18), The Stuttering Foundation is hosting a private gala reception tomorrow in New York City honoring Panthera’s CEO and Stuttering Foundation spokesman, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, along with several other authors. Dr. Rabinowitz will read his recently published and first children’s book at the event, entitled A Boy and a Jaguar, which shares Dr.
Shania Twain today announced a new role in her extraordinary career, as a big cat conservationist with the world’s leading cat conservation organization, Panthera. Twain, international superstar, and the world's best-selling female country artist of all time is the Global Ambassador for Panthera's newly launched leopard conservation initiative, Project Pardus.
Panthera is excited to share that the first children’s book written by CEO and wild cat scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, entitled A Boy and a Jaguar, was released today and can now be ordered through publishing house Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
A new article by Australian newspaper, The Age, entitled ‘No Time to Lose for Lions,’ reports on a Panthera-led study released in January confirming the dire state of the estimated 250 adult lions left in all of West Africa. Featuring an interview with the study’s lead author and Panthera's Lion Program Survey Coordinator Dr. Philip Henschel
Panthera is excited to share that the latest book by Panthera’s CEO and jaguar scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, entitled An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar will be published this Fall on September 2nd. Panthera’s supporters can now use the code 4JAGUAR to get 20% off the price of the book by pre-ordering now through Island Press.
Panthera’s CEO & Jaguar Corridor Initiative Featured in National Geographic Extreme Explorer Magazine
This month, National Geographic’s Extreme Explorer Magazine has featured a front-cover article entitled ‘Searching for Jaguars,’ which profiles the Americas’ largest wild cat, Panthera’s CEO and jaguar scientist Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, and Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative. Written for students ranging from grades 6-12, this article follows Dr. Rabinowitz as he tracks and collars jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal, uncovers data on the jaguar’s home range, threats to its survival and genetic makeup, and works to identify and protect the corridors jaguars use to reproduce, roam and live freely through Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
In partnership with Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, Panthera is excited to announce the launch of a grants program dedicated solely to the conservation of the wild African cheetah – the Friedman Cheetah Conservation Grants Program.
Recently unveiled, the Friedman program awards one-year grants of up to $15,000 to support conservation and research projects on wild cheetahs across the species’ range in Africa. Seeking out the best and brightest cheetah conservationists in the field, as well as the most promising and innovative projects, this program aims to increase and connect healthy cheetah populations across the African continent and build the scientific capacity and expertise of the next generation of cheetah conservationists.
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.
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.