Dear Panthera Supporters,
On behalf of everyone at Panthera, thank you for your generous support of our global wild cat conservation programs this past year. 2011 has been extraordinary for Panthera and we are delighted to share some of our accomplishments with you. We are making tremendous progress in the fight to save wild cats around the world, but many challenges lie ahead. That is why we are asking you to think of supporting wild cat conservation this holiday season, and join us in ensuring a future for big cats.
Read Panthera’s newly released ‘2011 Year in Review’ Report to learn about the exciting conservation achievements Panthera has made over the last year to protect the world’s wild cats. Learn how Panthera and Save the Tiger Fund (STF), two of the most influential and successful tiger conservation groups, joined forces this year to increase critical resources available for strategic tiger conservation. Find out about Panthera’s work, with our partner Living with Lions, to expand the Lion Guardians program to three new sites in Tanzania and Zimbabwe in 2011.
As part of ‘Big Cat Week,’ National Geographic WILD has debuted two new films featuring Panthera's jaguar projects in Belize and Brazil, and the Teton Cougar Project, run in partnership with Craighead Beringia South. Hunt for the Shadow Cat, which features Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative and Pantanal Jaguar Project, will be aired this evening at 10pm et/pt.
As part of 'Big Cat Week,' National Geographic WILD will air the BBC series ‘Lost Land of the Tiger,’ featuring Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, on Wednesday, December 14, at 9pm et/pt.
Tune in to watch Dr. Alan Rabinowitz & a team of scientists as they travel through Bhutan in search of tigers. Click here to view the Nat Geo Wild television schedule.
Panthera’s Executive Director of Jaguar Programs and Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, was recently interviewed on the Wild About Pets radio show. Watch a pictorial video of this interview to learn about the Americas’ two biggest cats – jaguars and cougars. Find out what makes jaguars and cougars so remarkable and learn about the critical roles they play in balancing ecosystems for other animal species, and humans.
Panthera CEO and world renowned tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, was interviewed live this morning on The Diane Rehm Show. Listen to the interview podcast to hear what Dr. Rabinowitz has to say about the state of the world’s tigers, which have been reduced to just 3,200 individuals in the wild, the shortcomings of many tiger conservation programs, and the effective conservation strategies being implemented today through Panthera's Tigers Forever program to save the Endangered tiger. Dr. Rabinowitz was joined by Herb Raffaele, Chief of the U.S.
As part of ‘Big Cat Week' starting this Sunday, National Geographic WILD will debut two new films featuring Panthera's jaguar projects in Belize and Brazil, and the Teton Cougar Project, run in partnership with Craighead Beringia South.
Tune in for Hunt for the Shadow Cat to travel with Panthera’s Jaguar Program Executive Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, and other wild cat scientists as they track jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal. This film will be aired Mon., Dec. 12, at 9pm et/pt and Thurs., Dec 15, at 10pm et/pt.
Panthera’s Executive Director of Jaguar Programs and Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, will be interviewed on the Wild About Pets radio show today at 1 p.m. EST (12 p.m. CDT). Tune in to hear Dr. Quigley discuss fascinating details about the Americas’ two largest cats – the jaguar and the cougar – including where they live, how they survive, reproduce, and interact with other large predators and human communities, and much more. Learn about common misconceptions about jaguars and cougars, the benefits of conserving these big cats, why they come into conflicts with humans, and what Panthera is doing to mitigate these conflicts.
Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, was recently interviewed on NPR’s The Picture Show to share how he uses photography to raise awareness about the cataclysmic state of the world’s tigers, whose numbers have dropped to fewer than 3,200 individuals in the wild, and the critical conservation work being done by Panthera to save the tiger from extinction. Read about this, see photos of wild tigers taken by Winter, and learn about Steve’s encounters on the frontlines of tiger conservation in Indonesia and Thailand.
Examiner.com has just released an interview with Panthera President Dr. Luke Hunter on his new book, Carnivores of the World – the first comprehensive field guide to all 245 terrestrial species of true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel. Read this interview to learn more about this field guide and find out what Dr. Hunter has to say about current debates in the U.S.