You've probably heard the phrase "there's more than one way to skin a cat." But at Panthera, we're trying desperately to stop leopards from being skinned at all!
Africa Point, a travel agency based in Nairobi, recently published an interview with Tristan Dickerson, Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project Consultant, on his work to conserve the leopards of South Africa.
The leading story in Panthera’s May newsletter covers a new study on the “collapse” of 60% of the world’s largest herbivores, and how the the effects on other wildlife, ecosystems and humans could be catastrophic.
‘Boz’ was the dominant male leopard studied through Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa. Known locally for his magnificent size, Boz had just reached his prime at nine years of age when we noticed his limp.
Forbes Mexico has published an article on the new alliance between Panthera and the government of Mexico to protect the country’s jaguars.
Read the article to learn about the history of the jaguar in Mexico, threats facing the species, and new conservation activities underway to ensure its future.
Read an article by The Guardian that details the wildlife, including chimps, elephants, leopards, African golden cats and other animals, that are losing their lives and limbs to poachers' snares – known as “landmines of the forest” – in Uganda’s Kibale National Park.
Believe it or not, $30 can save the life of a leopard.
You may have heard about Panthera's Furs for Life Leopard Project and the high-quality, faux leopard print replicas we've created to replace real leopard skins used as capes in religious ceremonies in southern Africa.
Last month, two new scientific publications on the conservation of Africa’s leopards were published by PLoS ONE.
Co-authored by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter, Leopard Program Director Dr. Guy Balme and Leopard Program Coordinator Tristan Dickerson, the studies examined the susceptibility of leopards to trophy hunting and the dispersal patterns of a leopard population recovering from over-harvest.
Read the publications:
‘Chinga’ was one of the first and most memorable leopards I had the privilege to study through Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa.
Collared from the age of two, Chinga was uniquely calm and social with people, making her somewhat of a local celebrity.
In March, conservationists celebrated the sighting of a young male lion in Batéké Plateau National Park in south eastern Gabon, where lions were believed
to be locally extinct.