27 Feb

A Message from Panthera's Executive Director of Jaguar Programs, Dr. Howard Quigley: Real Recovery for Jaguars in the Pantanal


Dear Friend of Panthera,

CBS '60 Minutes' recently aired an exclusive update on Noca, the first female jaguar radio-collared through Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project, featured in a 2010 CBS story.

Well worth a follow-up, the '60 Minutes' program highlighted the exciting birth of Noca's female cub, along with recent footage of her mating with a resident male. Noca's story represents a much larger success - a real recovery for jaguars across Panthera's sites in the Pantanal.

Make a contribution and help us continue to protect jaguars, like Noca, in the Pantanal.

26 Feb

Friendly Reminder – Friday, March 1st: Proposal Deadline for Small Cat Action Fund


We would like to send a friendly reminder that the proposal deadline for the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF) is this coming Friday, March 1st. All who would like to apply for SCAF should submit their proposals on this day.

The Small Cat Action Fund is a unique grants program established by Panthera, with the oversight of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group, which supports in situ conservation and research activities on small cat species. Open to any qualified individual or institution, SCAF awards are given for one year, but may be extended to subsequent years, contingent upon awardees’ performance and results.

25 Feb

Video from the Field: '60 Minutes' Jaguar Playing in the Brazilian Pantanal


Watch Panthera’s new video from the field of Noca - the first female jaguar collared as part of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project – playing with her new mate, a resident male jaguar, in the Brazilian Pantanal.

21 Feb

Feb. 21-25: Panthera CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s, ‘Man and Beast’ Story Airs on Public Radio Stations Nationwide


We’re excited to share that ‘Man and Beast,’ a touching story by Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz about his childhood struggle with stuttering and the solace he sought in speaking to animals, will air on radio stations across the country this week from Thursday, February 21st, to Monday, February 25th.

Originally aired several years ago on The Moth’s Radio Hour, ‘Man and Beast’ will reair on this week’s segment of The Moth Radio Hour and will be broadcast on over 200 public radio stations nationwide. Tune in by checking the schedule of your local NPR station.

19 Feb

Update on Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project Featured on CBS ‘60 Minutes’


On Sunday February 17th, CBS "60 Minutes" aired an update on Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project and Noca - the first female jaguar collared by Panthera's scientists in the Brazilian Pantanal during the 2010 filming of the 60 Minutes program, 'In Search of the Jaguar.'

Watch the ‘60 Minutes’ update below and learn about Noca's activities since the filming, including the birth of at least one new cub with a new mate.

17 Feb

Sunday, 2/17: CBS ’60 Minutes’ Update on Noca – First Jaguar Collared by Panthera’s Scientists in Brazilian Pantanal


Tune in to CBS' 60 Minutes program tonight at 7pm ET/PT for a short update on Noca - the first female jaguar collared by Panthera's scientists in the Brazilian Pantanal during the 2010 filming of the 60 Minutes program, 'In Search of the Jaguar.' Watch the program tonight, with the update at the end of the one hour program, to learn about Noca's activities since the filming, including the birth of at least one new cub with a new mate, and the recovery of the region’s jaguar population with the help of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project.

Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project

12 Feb

A Conversation with the Lion Encounter Industry on ‘Walking with Lions’


Last year, the international conservation journal, Oryx, published a Panthera co-authored report, (‘Walking with lions: Why there is no role for captive-origin lions (Panthera leo) in species restoration’) which assessed the potential of Africa’s ‘wildlife encounter’ operations to assist in the conservation of the continent’s declining wild lion population, now estimated to number fewer than 30,000 individuals.

Popular among tourists, these self-proclaimed ‘eco-tourism’ operations typically charge paying customers to pet, feed and walk with hand-raised and so-called ‘tame’ lions, claiming to eventually release these captive lions into the wild.

11 Feb

Today: Tibet Wild Book Presentation & Radio Interview by Panthera’s VP Dr. George Schaller


Tune in to WNYC’s Leonard Lopate radio program at 1:25pm EST today to hear Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, discuss his latest book, Tibet Wild: A Naturalist's Journeys to the Roof of the World.

If you are in the New York region, be sure to also join us at The Explorer’s Club for Dr. Schaller’s public presentation on Tibet Wild at 7:00pm.

07 Feb

A Message from Panthera's Vice President, Dr. George Schaller: Hope for Jaguars


Dear Friend of Panthera,

After attending the signing of an historic conservation agreement between Panthera and the government of Guyana in Georgetown recently, I am filled with a new sense of hope for Latin America's jaguars.

Having spent more than fifty years working to conserve wildlife, I was struck by the significance of this occasion - for once we are not fighting on behalf of the last of a species or patch of forest, but are helping both a country and the jaguar towards a great and harmonious future.

And while I have seen how far we have come in preserving the species since the 1970s, when the rampant trade in jaguar pelts was brought to a halt, we still have so much to accomplish; and we need your support.

06 Feb

‘Young Tom’ of Tanzania – A Lion’s Spearing and Rescue


In addition to its notoriety for three spectacular volcanic craters and the Olduvai Gorge archaeological site where the unearthing of hominid fossils helped to establish Africa as the ‘cradle of mankind,’ Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is particularly renowned for its ubiquitous wildlife. Drawing in thousands of tourists from around the world every year, the Ngorongoro region hosts one of the world’s most superb natural phenomenons – the annual great migration of over 1 million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other herbivores, which graze and bear their young across Tanzania’s Serengeti plains, to Kenya’s Maasai Mara region, and back.