This month, Panthera raised $100,000 to help stop the war on wildlife. Join Panthera, stand with the rangers, and protect wildlife by helping us surpass our goal and donating to Panthera’s Anti-Poaching Campaign. Read our '5 Reasons to Donate Today' below to learn how your contribution can help stop the war on wildlife.
The Weather Channel’s New Film Series Features Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, in ‘A Boy’s Promise’
The Weather Channel has just launched a new film series entitled Brink that highlights eco-heroes and organizations fighting to save the world’s wildlife. As part of this series, a new, short film entitled 'A Boy's Promise' has just been released featuring the conservation work of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, to save the jaguar and other big cats from the brink. Learn about Dr. Rabinowitz's severe stutter as a child and his promise to one day be the voice for animals, including the elusive jaguar. Also learn about the threats facing the Americas’ largest wild cat today and what Panthera is doing to ensure a future for the jaguar.
Fostering and cultivating the next generation of wild cat scientists is a key component of Panthera’s mission. As such, Panthera maintains a number of award, grant, fellowship and prize programs, including the Kaplan Graduate Awards, the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation (LCAOF) Jaguar Research Grant Program, the Small Cat Action Fund, and the Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation. We’re excited to announce that Panthera’s 2013 applications and Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for these programs are now open:
Press Release: New Strides in Wild Cat Conservation - Panama and Panthera Establish Historic Jaguar Protection Agreement
Panama-Panthera Agreement Launches Nation’s First Officially Recognized Jaguar Conservation Strategy
Panama City, Panama – A significant victory was achieved for the future of jaguars this week with the establishment of an historic conservation agreement by the government of Panama and Panthera, a global big cat conservation organization.
Africa's great cat, the magnificent lion, is facing a poaching crisis.
The lion is the latest species swept up in the insatiable trade in wildlife for the Asian 'medicinal' market. As tigers become scarcer and the number of consumers explodes, the poachers are hunting further afield. South Africa's lion breeders now sell lion bones openly to Chinese markets. Wild lions have a new value to local people- dismembered as parts and pieces, to sell into the same trade routes that end on restaurant tables in China.
Natural History Magazine's latest cover story, 'Leo's Star Sets in the West,' takes an in depth look at the incredibly fragile state of lions in West and Central Africa and the causes that led to these devastating declines. The article features the critical lion conservation work carried out in these regions by Panthera's Lion Program Survey Coordinator, Dr. Philipp Henschel, through lion population surveys from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to Nigeria, and beyond, to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Last week, The New York Times published an interesting article on the recent resurgence of cougar populations in various regions of the country.
Read the article to learn about the rise and fall of 'America's lion' over the centuries and see comments from Panthera’s Teton Cougar Program Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, on cougar conservation and the role of science in ensuring a future for the species below.
Last year, the Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship was launched to support the professional growth of early career wild cat conservationists. Created by Panthera supporter Rami Cobb, the annual Fellowship awards $10,000 to an exceptional young conservationist to undertake a three to six month field-based wild cat conservation internship.
This Sunday, June 16th, is Father’s Day. Support big cats and honor your ‘king of the jungle’ with a Panthera gift, including:
Panthera is excited to share that pre-order sales have begun for the new National Geographic book, Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, by Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of this gorgeous book will go to Panthera’s Tigers Forever program, to help ensure the survival of the species long into the future.