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.
Panthera VP Dr. George Schaller Receives ‘India Earth Hero’ Lifetime Service Award from Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Magazine
We are proud to share that Panthera Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, has recently been honored with the Lifetime Service Award from Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Magazine. The 12th annual Sanctuary Wildlife Awards were held on Thursday, December 1st, to honor a select group of individuals who have devoted their lives to saving the world’s wildlife. In their press release, Sanctuary Asia stated that, “The awards have been constituted to recognize the best-in-the-field of wildlife conservation and to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes who are defending the wilderness and thus the food and water security of the Indian subcontinent.”
TreeHugger recently posted a slideshow of Panthera’s photos and videos of giant otters and a jaguar taken in the Brazilian Pantanal, where Panthera is working to protect jaguars and their habitats through the Pantanal Jaguar Project. Watch families of giant otters, which typically range from 4-13 individuals, as they play, swim, ‘talk,’ and eat. Be sure to check out the videos of ‘baby’ giant otters and a beautiful male jaguar as he walks along a riverbank in the Pantanal.
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.