Panthera's January newsletter has just been released! Read it now to learn about the incredible strides Panthera made in 2012 thanks to your outstanding support and our goals for the year ahead. Learn about Panthera’s most recent accomplishment for the Jaguar Corridor Initiative, made through the signing an historic jaguar conservation agreement with the government of Guyana. Read the heartwarming story of "Young Tom," a male lion in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area who was found speared and rescued by Panthera grantee, Ingela Jansson, and partners of the Serengeti Lion Project.
Ever-committed to our mission to foster the next generation of wild cat scientists, Panthera maintains a number of award, grant, fellowship and prize programs, including the Kaplan Graduate Awards and Small Cat Action Fund. We are excited to share that the 2013 application rounds for these programs are now open.
MOU with Panthera Launches Guyana’s First Jaguar Conservation Framework
New York, NY – The jaguars of Guyana gained significant ground yesterday with the establishment of the country’s first official jaguar-focused agreement by the government of Guyana and wild cat conservation organization, Panthera.
Extreme Wildlife Radio Interview with Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy
Earlier this week, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, was interviewed on Extreme Wildlife Radio – an online, Texas-based radio program that highlights the state of some of the world’s most endangered species.
Listen to Dr. McCarthy’s interview below to learn about the state of the elusive snow leopard, the main threats to the species’ survival, what is being done today by Panthera to conserve the snow leopard, snow leopard is found, what it’s primary prey base is, the snow leopard’s unique characteristics compared to other wild cats, and other facts about ‘Asia’s Mountain Ghost.’
MongaBay Interview with Panthera’s Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, on the Making of Panthera’s short film, “My Pantanal”
A recent interview with Panthera’s Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, on the making of Panthera’s jaguar conservation film, ‘My Pantanal,’ has just been published on the environmental science website, Mongabay.
Read Andrea’s interview in the article entitled “Can Ranchers Coexist with Jaguars?” to learn how she became passionate about protecting wildlife, her career in wildlife conservation, Andrea’s decision to create ‘My Pantanal,’ her experiences filming in the Brazilian Pantanal, and her plans for Panthera’s next conservation film.
Ever-committed to our mission to foster the next generation of wild cat scientists, Panthera maintains a number of award, grant, fellowship and prize programs, including the Kaplan Graduate Awards, Small Cat Action Fund and Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship. As the New Year begins, we are excited to share that the 2013 application rounds for these programs are now open.
We are thrilled to share that two Panthera promotional ads are currently featured in TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year edition, issued in Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia! Panthera’s advertisement in the Europe and Asia issues features two curious lion cubs in Kenya with the message, “Curiosity is Not What is Killing These Cats.” In the magazine’s New Zealand and Australia issues, Panthera’s ad features a camera trap photo of the infamously elusive snow leopard in Ladakh, India with the contemplative message, “Scales Cliffs, Rarely Seen, Almost Gone.”
View Panthera’s ads featured in TIME Magazine below:
Panthera Co-Authored SciPub Reveals Fascinating Finding on Impact of Andean Condors on Cougars’ Hunting Behavior
Travelling on horseback for up to 21 hours a day, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Mark Elbroch, recently spent over a year and a half studying the behavior of cougars in South America’s Patagonia region, including their hunting habits and sources of prey. During this time, Elbroch made a consistent and surprising observation that cougars within the Patagonia region made nearly 50% more kills and fed less on these kills than cougars of other regions, such as their counterparts in North America.
Thanks to a contribution from an anonymous donor and the generosity of our partners at Animal Works, Panthera is pleased to offer our supporters an opportunity to win a leopard print scooter while supporting Panthera’s wild cat conservation programs!