Suitable Lion Habitat Reduced by 75% and Wild Lion Population Under Decline
New York, NY – A new study released this week confirms that lions are rapidly and literally losing ground across Africa’s once-thriving savannahs due to burgeoning human population growth and subsequent, massive land-use conversion. Representing the most comprehensive assessment of the state and vitality of African savannah habitat to date, the report maintains that the lion has lost 75% of its original natural habitat in Africa – a reduction that has devastated lion populations across the continent.
Panthera’s Jaguar Photo Wins Runner-Up Prize in 2012 BBC Wildlife Camera Trap Photos of the Year Awards
We're excited to share that Panthera's camera trap photo of a jaguar mother and cubs in a Colombian oil palm plantation won the Runner-Up Prize in the New Discoveries category of the 2012 BBC Wildlife Camera Trap Photos of the Year Awards! Garnering substantial media coverage earlier this year, this photo was one of several images taken with Panthera’s camera traps that provided the first photographic evidence of wild jaguars with cubs in an oil palm plantation in Colombia.
Recently, Panthera’s Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, sat down for an interview with Sanctuary Asia Cub, a children’s nature magazine dedicated to fostering love and appreciation for the wild and emphasizing the importance of conservation among youth.
Read Andrea’s interview to learn how she became passionate about protecting wildlife, her career in wildlife conservation, including the incredible wild places she has visited over the years, Andrea’s inspiring advice for young women interested in conservation, and finally, her thoughts on the critical role that youth play in the future of the world’s wildlife.
All of us at Panthera are absolutely humbled by the incredible outpouring of support we received on #GivingTuesday. Thanks to your generosity, we are thrilled to share that Panthera received over $300,000 in donations yesterday!
Every dollar donated on #GivingTuesday has been generously matched, which means that over $600,000 will now go directly to the field to protect wild cats around the globe!
Watch our #GivingTuesday 'Thank You' Video
Over the years, Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, has participated in several ‘storytelling’ presentations at The Moth – an acclaimed, New York-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Recently, The Moth has made its podcast and radio stories streamable online, including a page dedicated to those stories shared by Dr. Rabinowitz.
Today is the day to double your donation for wild cats!
For today only, as part of #GivingTuesday, every donation made to Panthera will be matched by the Recanati Kaplan Foundation, doubling the impact of your contribution for the world's wild cats!
If you haven't already heard, #GivingTuesday is a new international day of charitable giving that encourages meaningful gift-giving during the holiday season and celebrates the act of 'giving back'.
Tomorrow, on Tuesday, November 27th, Panthera will participate in #GivingTuesday - a new national day of charitable giving that encourages more meaningful gift-giving during the holiday season. Through this partnership, every dollar donated to Panthera tomorrow will be matched by the Recanati Kaplan Foundation, doubling the impact of your contribution!
Do your part for wild cats this holiday season.
Sign our pledge to donate on #GivingTuesday.
Dear Friend of Panthera,
During this season of giving, I hope you will consider a truly meaningful gift - a gift to save big cats.
Next Tuesday, November 27th, Panthera is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday - a new national day of charitable giving that encourages more meaningful gift-giving during the holiday season.
Through this partnership, every dollar donated to Panthera on Tuesday, November 27th, will be matched by the Recanati Kaplan Foundation, doubling the impact of your contribution!
Today: Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Lectures on ‘Saving the World’s Big Cats: From Brooklyn to Burma, and Beyond’
Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will give a lecture on ‘Saving the World’s Big Cats: From Brooklyn to Burma, and Beyond’ for the Foundations of Education Series at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Mount Kisco, NY at 7:00pm today, Wednesday, November 14th. Join us to learn about Dr. Rabinowitz's fascinating life story and career in wild cat conservation, which started in Brooklyn, New York, and lead to some of the world’s most exotic places, including Burma (Myanmar).
‘Man and Beast,’ a short film by Canon that portrays the life and early conservation career of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, has just been selected as a Vimeo ‘Staff Pick’. Since last Monday, the film has been viewed over 40,000 times on Vimeo!
Watch the ten minute, beautifully shot film below to see a powerful depiction of Dr. Rabinowitz’s childhood, during which he was faced with a debilitating stutter and sought solace in speaking to animals, that also had no voice. Also learn about Dr. Rabinowitz’s young adult life when he dedicated his career to saving and giving a voice to animals.
Watch the film here.