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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Give a gift to save big cats this holiday season with one of Panthera’s holiday gift packages! Check out our holiday campaign page @ www.panthera.org/gifts to choose from one of Panthera’s unique packages, including Adopt a Cat, Outfit a Wild Cat Ranger, Sponsor a Camera Trap, Send Holiday E-Cards, Shop Panthera’s E-Store, and Save a Cat - Start a Holiday Campaign. To say thank you for supporting Panthera’s holiday campaign, we’ve lined up some great give-aways, including screensavers, mobile phone backgrounds, and much more!
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.