‘Lost Land of the Tiger’ Program Featuring Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Posted on National Geographic’s Website
In 2010, nearly 5 million viewers in the UK tuned in to watch the exciting BBC expedition – Lost Land of the Tiger – which resulted in video footage of tigers potentially breeding at the highest elevation ever recorded in Bhutan – approximately 13,500 feet. In 2011, the three-part series finally came to the United States via National Geographic WILD. We’re now excited to share that a condensed, 45 minute segment of the three-part documentary series has been posted on National Geographic’s website.
We are thrilled to announce that longtime Panthera supporter, Ramune Cobb, has recently established the Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship under the auspices of Panthera. The new Fellowship honors the memory of a dearly loved domestic cat, Winston Cobb, to highlight the imperilment of his wild relatives and foster the professional growth of early career wild cat conservationists. The annual Fellowship entails an award of $10,000 to an exceptional early career conservationist who will undertake a three to six month field-based wild cat conservation internship with Panthera.
Panthera Video: A Rhino Chases a Jeep Carrying Panthera’s Media Director in India’s Kaziranga National Park
In 2010, while photographing the front lines of tiger conservation in Kaziranga National Park in Northeast India, Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, and his crew had a very close encounter with a territorial rhinoceros, which was luckily caught on video. Watch an exciting clip of this rhino chasing the jeep carrying Steve and his crew as they sped away.
Valentine's Day is just one week away! Give your loved ones a gift that will help save wild cats around the world. Adopt a cat in honor of a loved one and get a minimum of one photo of your adopted wild cat species each quarter, an update on the wild cat tracked by Panthera’s scientists or an update on the activities undertaken in the area where your cat is from each quarter and more!
You can also support big cats and let your loved ones know you care about them by sending one of Panthera’s beautiful wild cat Valentine’s Day e-cards!
Now through April 7th, a group of 25 professional artists have volunteered to donate a percentage of sales of their artwork to support Panthera's tiger conservation initiatives. Organized by Panthera supporter and artist, Regina Case, this auction is being held online through the newly released website "Art Helps the Planet" @ http://bit.ly/yaPOiX. The paintings posted online will also be on display at the C Street Hall Gallery in Eureka, California beginning in early April. Auction bids can be made now online or in person at the C Street Hall Gallery in April.
Panthera congratulates Cat Advisory Council member and long-time Panthera partner, Dr. Ullas Karanth, on receiving one of India's most prestigious civilian honors, the 2012 Padma Shri Award, for his outstanding contribution to Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Protection. Now considered to be one of the world's most preeminent tiger experts, Dr. Karanth serves as the India Country Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
One of the world’s least-known and most endangered wild cats, the bay cat, has been photographed by Panthera grantees Jedediah Brodie (Universiti Malaysia Sabah/ University of British Columbia) and Anthony Giordano (S.P.E.C.I.E.S/Texas Tech University). Their photograph is the first record of this very elusive cat in the Borneo highlands, at 1460 meters (approximately 4,800 feet). The records add to our very limited knowledge of the species, which was photographed alive for the first time only in 1998 and where most previous records are from dense lowland forest under 800 meters (approximately 2,600 feet).
Panthera congratulates Conservation Council member, Glenn Close, on her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in the film Albert Nobbs, in which she portrays a 19th-century Irish woman passing as a man in order to work and survive. As a founding member of Panthera's Conservation Council, Ms. Close provides actionable advice and guidance on fundamental topics relevant to the growth, development and success of Panthera. In recent years, Ms. Close has passionately supported the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act and dedicated her time to increasing Panthera's influence on public policy and access to decision makers around the world.
Panthera’s January newsletter has just been released and is filled with an array of exciting conservation stories. Watch a video of a snow leopard stealing a camera trap in Tajikistan (just featured on CNN and Daily Mail) where Panthera is partnering with Fauna and Flora International to carry out a camera trap survey and learn more about the conservation status and activities of snow leopards and their prey in this region.