New York, NY – Several Senators from Mexico and Panthera, an organization dedicated to the conservation of wild cats worldwide, achieved a significant step toward jaguar protection yesterday. In Mexico City, Senator Gabriela Cuevas, President of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Mexican Senate, led the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Panthera’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz.
Yesterday the government of Mexico, Panthera, and its local conservation partners achieved a new victory for the jaguar in Mexico by committing to protect the species throughout the country.
It is with great sadness that Panthera announces the passing of Arturo Ramos, Panthera’s field technician who worked throughout the country’s Central Belize Jaguar Corridor. Also known as ‘Ben’ to his family and friends, Arturo had worked with Panthera’s Belize Jaguar Team since 2009 through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
In a newly released video, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo has highlighted its ten-year, $1 million partnership with Panthera to conserve the endangered Malayan tiger.
We are proud to share that Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, has been awarded a Master Tracker Certificate from CyberTracker Conservation – a South African nonprofit organization that promotes the development of global environmental monitoring.
Panthera’s photo database comprises an absolutely stunning collection of tens of thousands of images featuring big cats in the wild, the animals and local people with which they share their homes, threats facing these species, Panthera’s wild cat scientists at work and the gorgeous landscapes that big cats inhabit throughout the world.
Panthera’s March newsletter has just been released and our top story features a video from the Brazilian Pantanal narrated by Panthera’s Conservation Council Member, Glenn Close, on Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project. Also highlighted is a Washington Post interview with Panthera’s CEO Dr Rabinowitz on his starring role in the film ‘Tiger Tiger,’ Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project, and new footage out of Gabon indicating lions may be making a comeback in the region.
Two weeks ago, Panthera and our partners at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee and The Aspinall Foundation issued a press release on the first videos of a lion taken in Gabon in 20 years, in a region where the species was believed by scientists to be “locally extinct.”