Panthera Vice President Dr. George Schaller has spent over 50 years working to protect some of the world’s most threatened species, including the African lion. One of Dr. Schaller’s earliest studies conducted in the late 1960s in Serengeti National Park focused on the ecology and behavior of lions, including its social system, population dynamics, hunting behavior, predation patterns, and how the lion and other predators impact the Serengeti’s ecosystems. We have compiled an exclusive collection of Dr. Schaller’s photos of the wildlife of the Serengeti found here.
Using a series of camera trap photos taken one after the other, Panthera’s snow leopard program staff created this video of a wild snow leopard on the Tibetan Plateau in China’s Qinghai Province. The video shows a snow leopard sniffing an overhanging boulder, which is a common target for where snow leopards leave their scent. Additional photos captured with the same camera trap show a number of other snow leopards spraying and sniffing the same rock.
We are excited to share that for a limited time a portion of proceeds from the sale of Robert Vavra’s most recent book, Remembering Africa, will be donated to Panthera to support our global wild cat conservation projects. For the next several months, Panthera will receive 15% of proceeds from the sale of this book and customers will receive a 10% discount when they enter the code PANTHERA at checkout. 100% of contributions made from the sale of Remembering Africa will go directly to the field where it matters most.
Wall Street Journal Reports on Panthera Board Member’s Fight to Save Wild Tigers Through Developing New Camera Trap Model
Panthera's Board Member has been featured in The Wall Street Journal article J. Michael Cline's Passion For Conserving Wild Cats for his exceptional contributions to tiger conservation. Besides being on Panthera's Board, Michael Cline is also a co-founder of the Tigers Forever program. Cline’s latest efforts have focused on the development and deployment of Panthera’s new and advanced camera trap model.
Panthera has created downloadable report cards that summarize the current state of tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards and what Panthera is doing to protect these wild cats. Learn about population estimates, the extent of their historic and current range, the primary threats they face, and the programs that Panthera is carrying out around the globe to conserve these big cats. Download and print these report cards and share them with your friends and family.
Empty wallet but full heart? If you have a few minutes to spare and want to support Panthera’s wild cat conservation programs, complete a short, anonymous survey through Research For Good. Each time you fill out an online survey, Panthera receives a donation from Research for Good that will go straight to the field where it matters most!
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Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, was interviewed live on the Connecticut Public Radio program, The Colin McEnroe Show, at 1pm EST today on the state of cougars (mountain lions) in Connecticut and in the Northeast United States region. A great deal of media attention has recently been given to a case that occurred last week involving a cougar that was struck and killed by a car travelling on a Connecticut highway. This event has fueled much debate on the status of cougars in Connecticut and throughout the Northeastern region of the U.S.
Tristan Dickerson, Panthera's Leopard Program Coordinator and lead field scientist with Panthera’s South Africa-based Munyawana Leopard Project, has been chosen as one of the Mail & Guardian’s ‘Top 200 Young South Africans’. Each year, Mail & Guardian profiles 200 innovative leaders under the age of 35 who are leading a new generation of South Africans and who are making a tremendous impact on the country. Dickerson was chosen as a Top Young South African for his groundbreaking approach to saving South Africa’s rapidly dwindling wild leopard population.
Just weeks into the start of this year’s snow leopard collaring season, Swedish Ph.D. student Orjan Johansson collared a record four snow leopards in a 20 night period! Two of the cats were females new to the Mongolia-based study (one named ‘Lasya’ or ‘great beauty’ in Mongolian and the other named ‘Anu’ after a famed Mongolian warrior princess); the other two were Aztai and Khavar, whose collars needed to be replaced.
Read Panthera’s June newsletter to learn about how Panthera's Leopard Program Coordinator made the 2011 Mail & Guardian 'Top 200 Young South Africans' List, the record-breaking work being done in Mongolia to uncover the secret lives of snow leopards, Panthera's Father's Day e-cards, the successful bust by Brazilian authorities of an illegal hunting operation in the Pantanal, and how Panthera’s scientists’ are using cougar conservation best practices to protect the leopards of South Africa. Also read up on Panthera’s latest partnerships, events and publications.