24 Jan

An Unexpected Camera Trap Thief in Tajikistan (Caught on Camera!)


It’s no secret that big cats, just like their distant cousin, the domestic house cat, are characteristically curious, particularly when it comes to Panthera’s camera traps. Wild cats and other wildlife are naturally intrigued (and sometimes even spooked) when they pass through camera traps’ infrared sensors and trigger flashes of light, or spot the glowing, red light emitted by some of Panthera’s camera trap models. Most of the time, these cats react by taking a closer, quizzical look at the camera traps, and sometimes they sniff, paw and even ‘mark’ or spray Panthera’s camera traps to identify their territories.

23 Jan

Panthera’s Lion Program Director Featured in Africa Geographic Article on Africa’s Close-Encounter Wildlife Programs

Tourists observing lions from the safety of a vehicle

A recent Africa Geographic Magazine article entitled ‘Think Before you Walk’ discusses whether the large number of captive-breeding, interactive & close-encounter wildlife programs throughout Africa actually contribute to the conservation of the animals they exploit, as many of the operations currently claim. Read the article for more information and to see what Panthera's Lion Program Director, Dr. Guy Balme, has to say about these captive-breeding and close-encounter programs. Be sure to check out the following quote from Dr. Balme, pulled from the Africa Geographic article:

20 Jan

Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Discusses How to Successfully Save Big Cats on TreeHugger Radio


Listen to a TreeHugger Radio interview with Panthera’s CEO and big cat expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, to learn about the state of big cats and the increasing threats they face through direct hunting, loss of their prey due to overhunting by humans and the destruction and fragmentation of their natural habitats.

12 Jan

USA Today Highlights Panthera Co-Authored SciPub on Africa’s Trophy Hunting Industry


A PLoS ONE scientific publication co-authored by Panthera’s scientists, Peter Lindsey and Guy Balme, on the significance of African lions for the financial viability of the trophy hunting industry was recently posted on USA Today’s ScienceFair Forum. This study assessed the significance of lions to the financial viability of trophy hunting across five African countries – Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia - to help determine the economic impact and advisability of recently proposed restrictions to limit or ban the import o

11 Jan

Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, Wins Grand Prize from 2011 Nature Images Awards


We are proud to announce that Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, has won the Grand Prize in all categories and First Prize in the Nature and Societies Category from the 2011 Nature Images Awards for his photographs of the Endangered tiger, other wildlife and people that populate the grasslands of Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India. The prize-winning photos and stories from the 2011 Nature Images Awards will be published in the February edition of Terre Sauvage magazine, which will be available at the end of January.

10 Jan

Panthera’s ‘Faux Leopard Fur’ Project Featured in ‘Africa Geographic’


A recent Africa Geographic magazine article entitled The Sacred and the Profane features the innovative leopard conservation work of Panthera’s Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, who is working to reduce demand for leopard skins among members of South Africa’s Shembe Baptist Church by creating an affordable and realistic faux leopard skin. Today, Shembe followers practice the Zulu tradition of wearing spotted cat fur (mainly leopard) during religious celebrations.

09 Jan

A Reading by Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz


Join us tonight at New York City’s McNally Jackson bookstore at 7pm to hear Panthera's CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, read a story from the newly released book, The Moment, about how he became interested in wildlife conservation. The Moment includes a collection of personal stories from writers both famous & obscure about one moment that profoundly impacted their lives.

05 Jan

Press Release: Panthera and National Geographic to Collaborate on Saving the World's Big Cats through the Big Cats Initiative


Panthera to act as scientific and strategic collaborator on National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative

(Washington, D.C.) – Panthera, the world’s leading organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 37 wild cat species, and the National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI) have formed an important collaboration to further the global fight to save big cats in the wild.

04 Jan

Support Big Cats & Say ‘Happy New Year’ with a Panthera Holiday Card


Say ‘Happy New Year’ and help support the world’s wild cats by sending one or more of Panthera’s beautiful holiday cards. Panthera’s e-cards feature wonderful images of big cats with holiday messages and can be personalized with the message of your choice. Send a New Year’s holiday card now for a minimum $10 donation! To protect your privacy, e-card recipients will not be informed of the amount of your donation.

Click here to browse Panthera’s holiday cards.

03 Jan

Panthera Partners with Wildlife Photographer Tracey Kidston to Benefit Wild Cats


Panthera is excited to announce our newest partnership with wildlife photographer, Tracey Kidston. Tracey is actively involved with a number of wildlife research and conservation projects, and helps support these projects through the sale of her images. As a special offering to Panthera, Tracey will donate 50% of proceeds earned from the sale of her wild cat photos to support Panthera’s global wild cat conservation projects.  

View the gallery and order prints @ http://bit.ly/tpPwzx.