Situated in the heart of Central America, Nicaragua is one of the 18 countries that is home to Americas’ largest cat – the elusive jaguar. Nicaragua serves as a crucial link in the Jaguar Corridor, connecting jaguar populations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras to all jaguar populations to the south of the country.
Today, Panthera is featured as the ‘Charity of the Day’ on Philanthroper.com - an online daily deal website that shares the story of a different 501(c)3 nonprofit on its home page every day! Panthera's work will also be promoted on Philanthroper's home page throughout the weekend. Beginning today at 10am through midnight on Sunday, March 4th, Panthera will receive donations directly through Philanthroper’s website. You can help support Panthera and protect big cats by donating $1 (or up to $10) through Philanthroper.com. Every dollar counts!
Read Panthera’s February newsletter to see the first Panthera camera trap photos of a jaguar taken in Nicaragua and learn about the role that this Central American country plays in the overall Jaguar Corridor. Get a glimpse of the BBC Wildlife Magazine article, ‘India’s Last Lions,’ written by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter, to learn about the last population of the highly endangered Asiatic lion; and read about the results of a 2011 Nigerian lion population survey. Browse the 40 award-winning photos of tigers from Sumatra, Thailand and India, taken by Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter.
Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, Wins Second Consecutive ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International
We are proud to share that Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, has received the 69th annual ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) for the second consecutive year. Winter was honored with this prestigious award for a series of 40 images, featured below, taken in Sumatra, Thailand and India that illustrate both the beauty and natural history of tigers – and documents the conflicts between tigers and the people that share their habitats. The photos and story of Steve’s journey to capture them were also featured in the December 2011 National Geographic article, “A Cry for the Tiger.”
BBC Wildlife Magazine Publishes Article on ‘India’s Last Lions’ by Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter
The March 2012 issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine features an article by Panthera’s President and lion expert, Dr. Luke Hunter, on ‘India’s Last Lions’ – the world’s only remaining population of 300-400 wild Asiatic lions secluded to India’s Gir Forest (see map below).
Pick up your copy of BBC Wildlife Magazine today to learn about the rise and fall of the Asiatic lion over the centuries, the current human-lion conflicts that threaten the survival of the species today, and read Dr. Hunter’s reflections on what may represent the only hope for the future of the Asiatic lion.
Mongabay has just released an excerpt from journalist Jeremy Hance's new book, Life is Good: Conservation in an Age of Mass Extinction, in which he discusses the first known footage of a wild African golden cat recently taken in Gabon by Panthera Kaplan scholar and graduate student, Laila Bahaa-el-din. This exclusive footage was taken with cameras set as part of a research project to understand how African golden cats are affected by different levels of human activity, such as logging and hunting, which are prevalent across forested Africa.
‘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.