This summer, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, spent one month travelling through Tajikistan and India – 2 of the 12 snow leopard range states – to gather ecological data on the regions’ snow leopard populations, build Panthera’s partnerships with local conservation organizations and local communities, and identify the key threats currently facing snow leopards as part of Panthera’s range-wide snow leopard conservation program. Tom documented his journey with a high-definition Flip video camera and digital camera, in order to bring you, our supporters, along into the field and share some of the work we are doing to protect snow leopards.
Along with scientists from the Snow Leopard Trust, Panthera’s wild cat researchers have just successfully collared our twelfth snow leopard in the Tost Mountains of South Gobi, Mongolia. With the collaring of this female cat, the South Gobi team is now tracking twice the number of cats ever monitored in any previous study of snow leopards.
In our April newsletter edition, we shared that there has been an increase in the number of jaguar sightings in Jeanette Kawas National Park (JKNP) – one of the largest protected areas in northwestern Honduras. Just weeks ago, Panthera’s Honduras Jaguar Coordinator, Franklin Castañeda, journeyed through JKNP to check the last 5 c
During the month of August, visitors of Idaho’s Zoo Boise voted for their favorite nonprofit wildlife conservation organization, and we recently learned that Panthera was the winner!
Thanks to these visitors, Zoo Boise made a generous donation to Panthera’s Tigers Forever program. We are thrilled to be recognized by Zoo Boise and look forward to learning more about our friends in Idaho in the future.
On November 14, Panthera’s President and CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz will join Jane Alexander, a well-known actress, caring environmentalist, and member of Panthera’s Conservation Council, for the Jaguars: Americas’ Success Story lecture at Manhattan’s 92Y. Join us at 7:30pm to hear Dr. Rabinowitz and Ms.
Rafael Hoogesteijn, Panthera’s Jaguar-Cattle Conflict Coordinator and Veterinarian based in Brazil, was recently interviewed on Cincinnati’s 91.7 WVXU radio program, along with other researchers, to share strategies Panthera is using to carry out effective jaguar conservation, and discuss some of the common obstacles faced while working in the rain forests and wetlands within jaguar habitat.
This Thursday, October 7th, from 11-12am EST, Panthera’s President and CEO, Dr Alan Rabinowitz, will join John Vaillant, author of the best selling book The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, on the Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) Midmorning radio program to discuss the current state of Asia’s tiger populations and what conservation initiatives are needed to save this endangered species.
An exciting video was taken in August at the Tost Mountain study area in South Gobi, Mongolia where Panthera and the Snow Leopard Trust are collaborating on the first ever long-term study of snow leopards. We believe these three snow leopards may be siblings that are approximately two years old, and have recently left their mother but are still traveling together.
September 27, 2010 is International Tiger Day, a day set aside by all who care about the biggest of the cats to discuss the state of tigers globally and celebrate conservation efforts that are currently underway. Joseph Smith, Tiger Program Director for Panthera, answers questions about the challenges facing tigers.