Recently, a journalist from the Global Post visited Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park, situated in the northeast Caribbean, to report on the fascinating findings of a jaguar research study carried out by Panthera grantee and National University of Costa Rica student, Stephanny Arroyo. Supported by Panthera and Global Vision International, Arroyo used camera traps to study local jaguars' eating habits and other behavior, and in the process, found that the jaguars in this particular region engaged in atypically social behavior, including eating, travelling and playing together.
Watch Panthera’s newest video from the field showing Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, uncovering a cougar kill in South America’s Patagonia region and explaining how Patagonian cougars hide their prey from scavenging Andean condors.
Read a story from Panthera’s March newsletter – Cougars vs. Condors: Competing for Meat in Patagonia – to learn what Dr. Elbroch recently uncovered about the distinctive hunting habits of the Patagonian cougar, and how Andean condors impact this behavior.
Recently, Wildlife Extra posted a new article on the one, critically endangered population of Asiatic cheetahs that remains on the Iranian plateau, and what recent Panthera-supported surveys have revealed about this dwindling population. Click here to read the article and learn more about Panthera's work to protect this wild cat through the Iranian Cheetah Project, in partnership with the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS), Iran’s Department of the Environment (DoE), the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the United Nations Development Programme.
Read the April 2013 edition of Wild Travel Magazine to learn about Panthera's recent and historic agreement with the government of Guyana, which established the nation’s first official jaguar-focused conservation strategy.
Audubon Magazine and The Nature Conservancy Review ‘Tibet Wild’, by Panthera’s VP Dr. George Schaller
Since the October 2012 release of Tibet Wild: A Naturalist’s Journeys to the Roof of the World, Panthera’s Vice President Dr. George Schaller has received extensive acclaim for his beautiful illustration of the wildlife and landscape of the Chang Tang, and his struggles to conserve both with the development of new and changing threats.
Recently, Frank Graham Jr. of Audubon Magazine and The Nature Conservancy’s Senior Science Writer, Matt Miller, posted new reviews of Tibet Wild. Read the reviews below to hear their take on Dr. Schaller’s account of conserving the Chang Tang:
We are thrilled to announce that Panthera's Facebook page has just reached 30,000 likes! To say 'thank you' to our supporters who helped us reach this goal in honor of the fewer than 30,000 wild lions that remain in Africa, we are giving away this free desktop/mobile wallpaper photo of a beautiful lioness and her cub.
Thank you for spreading the word and ‘likes’ about Panthera’s wild cat conservation work!
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Panthera's Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, has been selected by Women's Health Magazine as one of this year's top eight female eco-entrepreneurs. Read ‘Green and Clean Female Pioneers’ (slide 8) to learn Heydlauff's tips on how you can help protect big cats by saving your cash and volunteering your time, and hear about Panthera's most critical global wild cat conservation programs.
Also see what the other seven female eco-entrepreneurs, including The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Coral Reef Conservation and The Clinton Global Initiative's Rural Action Executive Director, have to say about how you can help protect the environment.
The New York Times Interviews Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on Conserving and Fencing Africa’s Wild Lions
Read the recently published New York Times article, ‘Fences May Be Best Route to Saving African Lions,’ to learn about the dire state of Africa’s fewer than 30,000 wild lions and a new Panthera co-authored report on the viability of conserving fenced versus unfenced lion populations. Learn about the conservation costs and lion population trends in fenced versus unfenced habitats and read what co-author and Panthera President, Dr. Luke Hunter, had to say about the study’s conclusions:
Known as one of the founding fathers of wildlife conservation, Panthera’s Vice President Dr. George Schaller has traveled to the Tibetan Plateau for nearly three decades, studying and working to conserve its unique wildlife, including the snow leopard. Recently, Dr. Schaller wrote an article published on Yale Environment 360 about the impacts of climate change and overgrazing on one of the world’s last truly wild places.
By Anthony Ham – The Age
When Kamunu Saitoti heard that Nosieki the lioness had been killed, he wept. Saitoti is a young Maasai warrior (murran) in southern Kenya, and for centuries his people have killed lions, doing so to prove their bravery and their readiness to protect their communities. Killing lions is a rite of passage, a cornerstone of Maasai identity. It is also one of Africa's oldest battles. The other reason why the Maasai kill lions - is more prosaic: an eye for an eye. This, too, is one of the immutable laws of the African wild whenever predators and human beings come into conflict. It is also precisely why Nosieki had been poisoned - a Maasai cow had been killed by a predator and the Maasai wanted revenge.