Just weeks ago, Panthera's 'faux leopard fur' project in South Africa, lead by Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator Tristan Dickerson, was featured on CNN's Saturday morning news program. CNN anchors T.J. Holmes and Nadia Bilchik discussed how Dickerson has developed an affordable and realistic faux leopard fur and is working with leaders of South Africa's Shembe Baptist Church to replace real leopard skins worn during cultural and religious celebrations by Shembe followers (approximately 5-11 million members currently exist). We are excited to share the following transcript of the CNN segment with you.
Christine & Urs Breitenmoser Receive 2011 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for Excellence in Cat Conservation
Panthera is pleased to announce that the 2011 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for Excellence in Cat Conservation has been awarded to wildlife conservationists Urs Breitenmoser and Christine Breitenmoser-Würsten. This prize is awarded biennially to senior conservationists who have dedicated their lives to the conservation of wild cats. This year, Panthera acknowledges a couple that has devoted their careers to advancing science and the conservation of wild cats, and who
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Several weeks ago, Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz joined a select group of storytellers to speak at The Moth’s ‘Raise the Roof’ event at New York City’s Town Hall. We are excited to share that The Moth has just released the video of Dr. Rabinowitz’s talk – ‘The Last Taron.’ Watch this video below to see Dr. Rabinowitz share a touching story about his incredible encounters with ‘The Last Taron’ – an isolated community on the verge of self-imposed extinction - while working to create the world's largest tiger reserve in Myanmar's Hukaung Valley. Learn about what Dr.
I'm writing to you today from Corbett National Park in India, one of the most well known tiger reserves in the world. Many of the world's leading tiger experts, including my colleagues from Panthera and I, are here at our 5th Annual Tigers Forever meeting - to assess our progress towards achieving tiger and prey increases in key landscapes across the tiger's range.
National Geographic has just published an insightful letter written by Panthera Vice President Dr. George Schaller on ‘Politics and Big Cats.’ Read this message to hear what ‘the founding father of wildlife conservation’ has to say about the encouraging developments in conservation science that he has seen over the years and the distressing decline in wild cat and other wildlife numbers that he has witnessed over the past half century. Learn what Dr. Schaller has to say about the new approach that is needed to save the world’s wild cats.
National Geographic has just released a new article, A Cry for the Tiger, featuring interviews with Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz and Panthera Founder Dr. Thomas Kaplan, along with breathtaking photographs of wild tigers taken by Panthera Media Director Steve Winter. Read the article now to learn about why we are losing the tiger and and highlights the effective conservation strategies being implemented today through Panthera's Tigers Forever program to save the Endangered tiger.
Panthera President and big cat expert, Dr. Luke Hunter, was recently interviewed on WVXU Radio's Cincinnati Edition (US) by Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Hear what Dr. Hunter has to say about the future of big cats and the aggressive methods the conservation community and the world must use to save these species.
Due to changes in scheduling, the CNN segment featuring Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa will air this week, rather than last. The program will focus on Panthera's 'faux leopard fur' project, lead by Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator Tristan Dickerson, which is alleviating one of the most pressing threats to leopards in the region.