By Dr. Paul Funston, Panthera’s Senior Director of Lion and Cheetah Programs
Dispersal is a fascinating and largely understudied aspect of lion ecology. Among other behaviors, Panthera has been monitoring the dispersal patterns of the Horseshoe Pride in the Zambezi region of Namibia for just over a year now, as part of a lion conservation project carried out with the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and the Kwando Carnivore Project.
Peace Parks Foundation and Cartier Join Forces with Panthera to Protect Southern Africa’s Leopards
New York, NY – In time for World Wildlife Day, Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) has joined forces with Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organization, in a new partnership to protect and revive southern Africa’s leopard populations.
Read Panthera’s February newsletter to learn about the new commitment made by the government of Colombia and Panthera to protect the jaguars of Latin America and watch video coverage aired by Al Jazeera English on this new development.
Jaguars are the face of all things wild for Latin America. Ranging from Argentina to Mexico - they've evolved over millions of years to survive.
The sturdiest of the big cats, they roam between protected areas, through ranches, plantations, across rivers and dams, through the human landscape. Their ability to move and adapt has resulted in them remaining as a single species across their entire range.
Video: Al Jazeera English Reports on Panthera’s Landmark Jaguar Conservation Agreement with Colombia
Earlier this week, Al Jazeera English aired a video reporting on Panthera’s recent signing of a landmark conservation agreement with the government of Colombia to protect the future of the Americas’ largest wild cat – the jaguar.
Following the recent and tragic loss of legendary correspondent Bob Simon, CBS 60 Minutes has published a touching article on ‘What Bob Simon Meant to the People He Interviewed’.
Bogotá – The jaguar was awarded renewed protection yesterday with the establishment of the second conservation agreement between the government of Colombia and Panthera, an organization dedicated to the preservation of wild cats around the globe.
Posted this week on David Braun’s National Geographic News Watch blog is an interesting interview with Panthera's Vice President and one of the founding fathers of wildlife conservation, Dr. George Schaller, on the world’s largest sheep - the Marco Polo sheep.
In partnership with The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Panthera is excited to announce the launch of the new Sabin Snow Leopard Grants Program. This new grants program will provide up to $100,000 a year to support in situ conservation projects for snow leopards across Asia.
It is with heavy hearts that our team at Panthera remembers Bob Simon, a CBS 60 Minutes correspondent, foreign reporter, an icon in the news world, and a champion for wildlife. Bob Simon and his producer Tom Anderson accompanied Panthera's Chairman, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz and other staff to our project site in the Brazilian Pantanal in September 2010