Tomorrow, on Tuesday, November 27th, Panthera will participate in #GivingTuesday - a new national day of charitable giving that encourages more meaningful gift-giving during the holiday season. Through this partnership, every dollar donated to Panthera tomorrow will be matched by the Recanati Kaplan Foundation, doubling the impact of your contribution!
Do your part for wild cats this holiday season.
Sign our pledge to donate on #GivingTuesday.
Dear Friend of Panthera,
During this season of giving, I hope you will consider a truly meaningful gift - a gift to save big cats.
Next Tuesday, November 27th, Panthera is proud to be a part of #GivingTuesday - a new national day of charitable giving that encourages more meaningful gift-giving during the holiday season.
Through this partnership, every dollar donated to Panthera on Tuesday, November 27th, will be matched by the Recanati Kaplan Foundation, doubling the impact of your contribution!
Today: Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Lectures on ‘Saving the World’s Big Cats: From Brooklyn to Burma, and Beyond’
Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will give a lecture on ‘Saving the World’s Big Cats: From Brooklyn to Burma, and Beyond’ for the Foundations of Education Series at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Mount Kisco, NY at 7:00pm today, Wednesday, November 14th. Join us to learn about Dr. Rabinowitz's fascinating life story and career in wild cat conservation, which started in Brooklyn, New York, and lead to some of the world’s most exotic places, including Burma (Myanmar).
‘Man and Beast,’ a short film by Canon that portrays the life and early conservation career of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, has just been selected as a Vimeo ‘Staff Pick’. Since last Monday, the film has been viewed over 40,000 times on Vimeo!
Watch the ten minute, beautifully shot film below to see a powerful depiction of Dr. Rabinowitz’s childhood, during which he was faced with a debilitating stutter and sought solace in speaking to animals, that also had no voice. Also learn about Dr. Rabinowitz’s young adult life when he dedicated his career to saving and giving a voice to animals.
Watch the film here.
We’re thrilled to share that Panthera’s critical wild cat conservation work has been featured in the December edition of Vanity Fair Magazine. Vanity Fair encouraged its readers to ‘Go Wild’ by supporting and learning more about Panthera’s work to implement effective conservation strategies and actions around the globe that safeguard the world’s 37 wild cat species against rampant poaching for the illegal wildlife market, lack of prey due to overhunting by humans, and habitat loss and fragmentation.
Pick up your copy today and flip to the Vanity Fair Agenda section on page 30 to see Panthera in the spotlight. This edition features supermodel Kate Moss on the cover.
A new article featured in Current Biology entitled 'Felids Fighting for Survival' discusses the origins of wild cats, how these species are faring today, often living alongside human populations, and Panthera’s conservation work around the globe to ensure humans & wild cats coexist in the modern world.
We’re happy to share that after a week of complications with power caused by Hurricane Sandy, Panthera’s email system has been restored. All general inquiries should be sent to email@example.com, and all press-related inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, all of Panthera's fans in the United States' Northeast region still recovering from the hurricane are in our thoughts.
As many of you know, Panthera's headquarters is based in the heart of New York City, which, along with much of the Northeast, has just been hit by Hurricane Sandy. Fortunately, all of Panthera's staff are safe. However, due to complications with transportation, power and other services, Panthera's email system is currently down.
Until we can get back up and running, please feel free to send any inquiries, including those from the press, to our Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/pantheracats, or via Twitter @ www.twitter.com/pantheracats. If the matter is urgent, we will respond as soon as possible.
All of Panthera's fans in the United States' Northeast region are in our thoughts. Stay safe!
‘National Geographic Features ‘Finding the Last Cheetahs of Iran’ by Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter
Originally posted on National Geographic
This week, National Geographic magazine published extraordinary new images of wild Asiatic cheetahs in Iran. Shown cresting a barren, mountainous ridge devoid of green, Iran’s cheetahs could not be any more distant- geographically and ecologically- from their African counterparts pictured in the same article navigating tourist traffic-jams on Kenyan grasslands. And unlike Kenya’s spectacularly photogenic cheetahs, Iranian cats are virtually invisible. Intensely shy, scattered like grains of sand over Iran’s vast central plateau, and hovering on the edge of extinction, they are essentially impossible to see.
Join Panthera's Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, for a special lecture on the art of nature photography at New York City's SoHo Apple store tonight, Wednesday, October 24th, at 6pm. See the incredible photos for which Winter recently won Veolia Environnement's Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award and the Runner-up Prize for The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species. Also hear stories from Winter's photographic adventures to document Asia's dwindling tiger populations and learn how this important work benefits the conservation of wild cats and other wildlife.
Learn more about Steve Winter.