Read Panthera’s newly released ‘State of the Cougar’ Report Card to learn about the current status of the cougar, otherwise known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, catamount, and ‘tigre.’ Read up about historic and current cougar populations and habitats, the threats cougars currently face, and how Panthera is working in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and California to mitigate human-cougar conflicts and understand more about this species’ ecology and interactions with human communities.
Click here to read the Cougar Report Card.
Click here to read Panthera’s Report Cards for tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards.
We are excited to share that Panthera grantee and wildlife biologist, Dr. Evi Paemelaere, is now sharing stories about her research on jaguars in the Rupununi region of central Guyana through ‘The Rupununi Report’ blog series, hosted on the Adventures in Climate Change website. Learn about the incredible experiences Evi has had in the field and the wildlife she has encountered (pictures included!) while researching the presence and distribution of jaguars in this region, as part of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
Video Interview with Panthera President Dr. Luke Hunter on Creation of New Book, ‘Carnivores of the World: A Field Guide’
Panthera has just released a video interview with Dr. Luke Hunter on the content and creation of his latest book, Carnivores of the World: A Field Guide, which is the first comprehensive field guide covering all 245 terrestrial carnivore species. Learn how Dr. Hunter collaborated with experts around the world to gather the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information on all 245 carnivore species, including details about where they live, what they eat and how they hunt, their reproductive success, whether they impact people, their conservation status, and more. Hear Dr.
Panthera’s Corridor Coordinator for our Northern South America Program, Dr. Esteban Payán Garrido, has been invited to speak at this year’s TEDx conference in Panama City, Panama on October 5th. Dr. Payán will present a lecture entitled “Un jaguar por tu vida” or “A Jaguar for Your Life” in which he will discuss the concept of the Jaguar Corridor, which Panthera is implementing through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
Panthera's snow leopard scientists have just retrieved this video of a snow leopard mother and her two cubs investigating a camera trap in the Tost Mountains of South Gobi, Mongolia. Based on the size of the cubs, our scientists estimate that they were at least born in the spring of 2010. Our scientists hope to collar these snow leopards in the coming months to learn more about their habitat use, breeding habits, survival, interactions with local human communities, and other valuable data.
Smithsonian Magazine has just released its October edition featuring Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative and Pantanal Jaguar Project in the magazine’s cover story, ‘The Jaguar Freeway.’ Written by Sharon Guynup, this article paints a beautiful picture of the incredible flora and fauna of the Brazilian Pantanal - home to the world’s highest density of jaguars - and discusses Panthera’s work to protect this iconic wild cat. Learn how the jaguar has been woven into Central and South American cultures and religions for centuries, its survival through the 1960s/70s global jaguar pelt trade, and how it is being protected with the help of scientists like Panthera CEO Dr.
In order to provide Panthera’s community of wild cat enthusiasts with the most comprehensive and up to date news about issues and events within the wild cat conservation field, we are launching a new, daily ‘Wild Cat Conservation News’ blog series. Each day, we will aggregate and share a summary of the most relevant and breaking news impacting the 37 species of wild cats around the world.
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Panthera is always on the lookout for interesting stories to share from our scientists, researchers, and partners to document their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. Read Panthera President Dr. Luke Hunter's tale of encountering a jaguar at night in Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park, equipped with nothing more than a pair of shorts and a Maglite flashlight.
Panthera and Rogers Family Company are excited to announce that ‘Rare Find’ was selected as the winning name for the ‘Panthera Jaguar’ coffee blend in the Rogers Family Company's "Organic Coffee Co" brand lineup. Recently, Panthera and Rogers Family Company held a ‘Name the Panthera Jaguar Coffee’ contest on their Facebook pages. Four names submitted by fans were chosen as the finalists, after which a voting period was held. The three runner-ups include “Uproar,” “Spot On,” and “Jaguar Java.” We would like to extend a warm ‘Congratulations’ to all of the winners! Click here for prize details.