Nov 2: ‘Conflict or Collaboration:Can Humans & Animals Coexist?’ Banff Festival Panel with Panthera Media Director Steve Winter
Today, we hear increasing news of human and animal encounters in mountain communities in the press. Are humans and animals competing for the same land and how can we mitigate human-wildlife conflict? What do people living next to wildlife need to know?
Panthera’s Dr. Howard Quigley Discusses ‘The Fate of the Jaguar’ on National Geographic’s ‘Cat Watch’ Blog
Earlier this week, National Geographic’s ‘Cat Watch’ blog published an informative interview with Panthera's Jaguar Program Executive Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, on ‘The Fate of the Jaguar.’ In this profile of the state and future of the Americas’ largest big cat, Dr. Quigley frankly describes the foundation of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative – the largest carnivore conservation program in existence, spanning nearly six million square kilometers, which seeks to ‘connect and protect’ the most core jaguar populations ranging from Mexico to Argentina.
Nov. 19: Tigers Forever Presentation by Panthera’s CEO & Media Director at National Geographic Live!
We invite you to join Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, and Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, for a special presentation on Tigers Forever at National Geographic Live! in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 19th.
Starting at 7:30pm, Winter will share stories from years of adventures photographing wild tigers, threats facing the species, anti-poaching patrols, and the landscapes and people of India, Sumatra and Thailand, which share their homes with this iconic species. Dr. Rabinowitz will additionally share anecdotes from his decades-long career working on the front lines to ensure a future for the tiger.
Through February 2nd, 2014, National Geographic is running an exhibit entitled ‘Lions & Tigers & Bears’ featuring 50 framed photographs of these incredible animals taken over several years by Panthera Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, along with NatGeo photographers Michael Nikols and Paul Nicklen.
Click here to learn more about how you can visit this exhibit at National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Admission is free.
More on the Photographers
Recently, Forbes Mexico Magazine published an article profiling Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, and Panthera’s jaguar conservation efforts in Mexico through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative (JCI). Read the article in Spanish @ http://bit.ly/1a5l2nZ to learn about how Dr. Rabinowitz first became interested in wild cats, and particularly jaguar conservation, and his work since then to ensure a future for these enigmatic species.
Read Panthera’s translation of this article in English @ http://bit.ly/19Z5mg1
This year, National Geographic is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and to mark this special occasion, NatGeo Magazine is showcasing some of the best of its award-winning images in its October 125th anniversary issue, and online. Among this incredible collection of images are photographs of wild tigers and other wildlife taken by Panthera's Media Director & NatGeo photographer, Steve Winter.
See National Geographic’s full spread on its 125th anniversary at http://bit.ly/16atXwN.
Check out the NY Daily News article promoting these images, including Winter’s camera trap photograph of two wild tigers in India, @ http://nydn.us/1dRZxFX.
Halloween is now officially upon us! This year, celebrate the season while showing your support for the world’s wild cats. Print one of Panthera’s cat-themed stencils, carve your pumpkin, & send us a photo of your artwork at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll get the chance to have your artwork featured on Panthera's website and our Facebook page.
The leopard is the quintessential cat: stealthy, secretive and adaptable. It is able to exist in virtually all habitats from hyper-arid desert massifs in the Sahara to the dense equatorial forests of central Africa - the only African cat that occurs in both. The leopard eats prey ranging from dung beetles to wildebeest, and survives on domestic dogs near major cities; it can drink water from thermal springs and traverse Kilimanjaro’s snowline. However, all this adaptability comes at a price - the leopard occupies a conservation blind-spot, and is rarely thought of as threatened or needing conservation action. But the species has lost over 35% of its historic range in Africa and far more again throughout Asia.
We are excited to share that Panthera has recently partnered with ROYALE, a Canadian household paper brand, to support wild tiger conservation through Save the Tiger Fund. Through this collaboration, ROYALE will contribute $40,000 to support Panthera’s on the ground conservation efforts across tiger range, and work with Panthera to raise awareness about the state of the tiger in and beyond Canada.
From October 25th through November 4th, Canada’s Banff Centre will host a special ‘Big Cats’ exhibit featuring the award-winning photographs of Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter. Coinciding with the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, this exhibit will display photos of some of world’s most elusive wild cats in their natural habitat.
From the mountaintops of the Himalaya, down through India’s grasslands and back to the Rockies of the American west, Winter has captured a range of wild cats, from snow leopards to cougars. Winter’s mastery of camera traps has allowed him to capture diorama-like images of cats rarely seen by humans.