New York, New York - A report published today concludes that the African lion is facing extinction across the entire West African region. The West African lion once ranged continuously from Senegal to Nigeria, but the new paper reveals there are now only an estimated 250 adult lions restricted to four isolated and severely imperiled populations. Only one of those populations contains more than 50 lions.
Several months ago, The Moth - an acclaimed, New York non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling - published a book featuring fifty spellbinding stories, including a soul-bearing story contributed by Panthera’s CEO and Moth regular, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. Today we are pleased to share that this book has been selected for The New York Times Best Sellers List!
Jan 6 - Explorers Club Lecture with Panthera Media Director Steve Winter and Journalist Sharon Guynup
On January 6, Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, and environmental journalist, Sharon Guynup, will give a special lecture at New York City’s Explorer’s Club on the state of the tiger and the release of the new Panthera-National Geographic book, Tigers Forever: Saving the Worlds Most Endangered Big Cat.
Panthera is pleased to announce that in partnership with the New York Road Runners Official Charity Partner Program, we are now fielding a team of runners for the 2014 New York City Half Marathon!
Held on March 16, 2014, this race brings 15,000 runners to the heart of New York City every year for a 13.1 mile run through Central Park and Times Square, finishing at the historic South Street Seaport.
Click here to learn about our fundraising perks and how to apply to run with Panthera.
A Message from Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz: Help Big Cats Live On in 2014 and Beyond – Make a Year-End Gift to Panthera
As 2013 comes to a close, I am inspired by the achievements Panthera has made this past year for big cats.
Because of your generous support, Panthera’s scientists have made serious strides in protecting wild cats from their most pervasive threats, expanding our conservation projects, and growing our team of scientists and influential partners that are fighting every day to protect big cats.
In just seven years since Panthera's founding, your support has helped to redefine the future of the world's great cats. In the past year alone, we have been able to:
Panthera’s December Newsletter is out and features results and our thanks for the tremendous outpouring of support for #GivingTuesday. Read how we’ll be unveiling the Secret Lives of Cats on Panthera’s new ‘Cougar Channel’ and be sure to sign up for updates as to when this will launch. Learn about the threats and challenges to the lions in the Zambezi, and checkout Panthera's Photo of the month, as well as recent scientific publications, and other news.
Read Panthera’s December newsletter.
Human ‘selfies’ are all the rage this year (photos of oneself, taken by oneself), and recently Live Science gave a nod to the ‘Best Wild Animal Selfies’ in a new photo gallery published here. Among the ‘best wild animal selfies’ is this great camera trap photo taken through the Panthera-Fauna & Flora International snow leopard conservation project carried out in Tajikistan.
The December edition of National Geographic Magazine features an interesting article entitled ‘Ghost Cats,’ which highlights the evolution of the cougar and the state of the species today in North America, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project and individual cougars studied through this project, and photos of wild cougars taken by Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter. Among Winter's photos is a stunning image of a cougar set against the backdrop of Los Angeles’ Hollywood sign.
Read ‘Ghost Cats’ on National Geographic’s website.