19 Mar

New Scientific American Review of ‘Carnivores of the World: A Field Guide’


Read a new Scientific American review of the latest book by Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, entitled 'A Field Guide to the Carnivores of the World,’ by palaeozoologist, Darren Naish, to hear his feedback on the book, including its classification of carnivores species, species descriptions, the beauty and accuracy of Priscilla Barrett’s wildlife illustrations, and an overall summary of the book’s key content.

18 Mar

Cougars vs. Condors: Competing for Meat in Patagonia


Travelling on horseback for up to 21 hours a day, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, recently spent more than two years tracking, collaring and studying the behavior of cougars in South America’s Patagonia region. Based in the Chacabuco Valley of southern Chile, Elbroch sought to uncover the distinctive hunting habits and prey sources of the Patagonian cougar, in hopes of better conserving the species in this region.

15 Mar

Panthera’s VP Andrea Heydlauff Interviewed by The Huffington Post on the Rampant Trade in Tiger Parts


The Huffington Post published a recent article on the trade of tiger bones in China, which are used in tonic wines thought to hold medicinal properties, and the damning impact of this trade on the Endangered tiger. Read the article and find out what Panthera's Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, had to say about the tiger bone wine trade, the larger illegal wildlife market, the decline of Asia’s tiger populations over the last 100 years and what must be done by governments in Asia, conservation organizations like Panthera, and consumers around the world to halt this rampant and destructive trade.

14 Mar

Just Released: Panthera’s March Newsletter


Read Panthera’s just released March newsletter to watch the new CBS ’60 Minutes’ update on Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project and Noca - the first female jaguar collared as part of this project, which was featured on the 2010 ‘60 Minutes’ program, In Search of the Jaguar. Be sure to read Panthera’s unreleased update on Noca’s activities since her collaring and the growth of the Pantanal’s jaguar populations.

12 Mar

Alaska Nature Cruise with Panthera's Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy


Snow Leopards in Alaska? Well, no... but this summer, Panthera’s fans are invited to join Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, for an exclusive nature cruise of Southeast Alaska on board the luxury yacht M/V Sikumi!

07 Mar

Watch HuffPost Live Video Interview with Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on Captive Big Cats & State of Cats in the Wild


Today, Panthera's President & wild cat scientist, Dr. Luke Hunter, was interviewed on the webTV network HuffPost Live on the state of wild cats around the world and what is truly needed to ensure their survival long into the future. Learn about Panthera's efforts to "preserve habitat & address threats facing cats around the world so they can exist in the wild & aren't just restricted to captivity." Also hear Dr. Hunter’s feedback on the nature of wild cats kept in captivity and the events surrounding the recent, tragic California Cat Haven Sanctuary attack.

Watch the interview below:

05 Mar

Press Release: New Report Confirms Almost Half of Africa's Lions Facing Extinction


New York, NY - A new report published today concludes that nearly half of Africa's wild lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 years without urgent conservation measures. The plight of many lion populations is so bleak, the report concludes that fencing them in - and fencing humans out - may be their only hope for survival.

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.