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14 Feb

Show Your Love for Big Cats this Valentine’s Day

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Today is Valentine’s Day – a day in which you can show your significant other, and family and friends, how much you care about them. Send a heartfelt, personalized message to your loved ones with one of Panthera’s Valentine’s Day e-cards. These e-cards feature sweet photographs of big cats and can be purchased for a minimum donation of just $5! Want to step it up a notch? Give a gift your loved one will remember for years to come by adopting a wild cat in their honor.

13 Feb

The Silver Lining for the Lions of West Africa

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In a press release published last month, Panthera outlined the results of a new report confirming that lions are now Critically Endangered and face extinction across the entire region of West Africa.

Led by Panthera’s Lion Program Survey Coordinator, Dr. Philipp Henschel, the study required a massive survey effort extending across 21 parks and 11 countries over a six year period. The results, unfortunately, are somber: today fewer than 400 lions remain in four isolated populations in West Africa, with only 250 of these being breeding adult lions.

11 Feb

A Day in Belize with Glenn Close and the Jaguars of Cockscomb - Part 1

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Nestled in the Central American country of Belize, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary exists as a sacred refuge - a home and passageway for the jaguars of Central America, and a source of pride and achievement for the people of Belize, and the scientists of Panthera.

10 Feb

A New York Times Op-Ed by Panthera’s George Schaller: Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards

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On Sunday, the New York Times published an op-ed by Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program Deputy Director, Peter Zahler, entitled ‘Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards.’

In this hopeful editorial, Schaller and Zahler describe how conservation of the endangered snow leopard across Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China has helped spawn new community conservation programs, international diplomacy initiatives & what Schaller and Zahler describe as "ecological civilizations."

07 Feb

Just Released: Panthera’s February Newsletter

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Panthera’s February newsletter has just been released and is chock-full of new stories from the field and our latest media features. Learn about the life and legacy of Art Ortenberg, a wildlife conservation champion, and the New York Times op-ed co-authored by Panthera’s Dr. George Schaller on ‘Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards.’ Read a field story on a day in Belize with Panthera’s Conservation Council Member, Glenn Close, and the jaguars of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary; the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation recipient; the first ever photos of wild snow leopards taken in Uzbekistan; the silver lining for the lions of West Africa; the world’s rarest otter photographed in Sumatra; and much more.

05 Feb

Remembering a Conservation Champion - The Life and Legacy of Art Ortenberg

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New York, NY - The wildlife conservation world has lost a champion. On February 3rd, 2014, Art Ortenberg, the brilliant business partner behind the legendary fashion designer (who was also his life partner) Liz Claiborne, passed away at the age of 87. While his family and friends at Panthera mourn his passing, we also remember a life well-lived, with meaning and cause, and celebrate the legacy Art Ortenberg has left on some of the world's most magnificent and endangered species.

03 Feb

NYT Op-Ed by Panthera’s Dr. George Schaller – “Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards”

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On Sunday, the New York Times published an op-ed by Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Asia Program Deputy Director, Peter Zahler, entitled ‘Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards.’

30 Jan

Tigers Forever Book Presentation – New York, Feb 11th

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Panthera’s Director of Media and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, and hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance environmental journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. Now, their photographs and stories can be seen in the newly published Panthera-National Geographic book, entitled ‘Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.’

23 Jan

Panthera’s Tristan Dickerson Profiled by Men's Health Magazine as One of "South Africa's Most Inspirational Men"

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Panthera is thrilled to share that our own Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, has been profiled by Men's Health Magazine as one of "South Africa's Most Inspirational Men" for his conservation work through Panthera's Furs For Life Leopard Project.

Read the following excerpt from South Africa’s Men’s Health Magazine to learn about Tristan's work to create an affordable and realistic faux leopard fur to reduce the hunting of leopards among the Shembe community, who wear the skins during religious ceremonies: