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18 Mar

Panthera’s Sanjay Gubbi Discusses India’s Human-Wildlife Conflict with The Guardian

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A new article by The Guardian entitled 'India grapples with wildlife-human conflict' examines the history and increase of clashes between local communities in India, including those bordering national parks, and wildlife such as tigers and elephants. Read the article to learn how India’s growing human population that is living in close proximity to wildlife is fueling this conflict, the ongoing debate regarding how to manage human-wildlife conflict, and recent cases of clashes in the region, including a tiger that reportedly killed ten people in India’s northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

13 Mar

Mon, March 17: ‘Cougar Kittens: Birth to Dispersal’ Lecture - Jackson Hole, WY

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On Monday, March 17th, Panthera's Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, will give a special presentation on 'The Secret Lives of Cougar Kittens: Birth to Dispersal' at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Combining ongoing ecological research with Panthera's incredible video footage, Dr. Elbroch will paint a rare portrait of wild cougar kittens in the Jackson area.

Join us at 7pm for Dr. Elbroch’s presentation, and come early for other presentations and a pot luck, hosted by Jackson Hole Nature Mapping, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, and the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund, starting at 5:30pm.

Learn more about the event.

07 Mar

Frozen Food: Winter Woes for Cougars

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It was dark, and cold. Under cover of night, F61, an adult female mountain lion currently followed by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, padded softly back to her kill. Drew Rush, on assignment for National Geographic’s article “Ghost Cats” had visited while she was away, and set up a motion-triggered camera to photograph her upon her return.

After a quick examination of the camera, F61 inspected her kill. It was an elk, and she had carefully covered it in snow to minimize its chances of detection from competitors.

04 Mar

Video: Cougar Courtship Caught on Camera in the Tetons

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Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project has just captured incredible, new footage showing how cougars communicate (yes, it's loud!), solicit attention and engage in courtship behavior in the wild. Watch this footage below and learn about the intricacies of cougar courtship from Panthera's Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, in this National Geographic Cat Watch blog post.

03 Mar

Celebrate World Wildlife Day with Panthera

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Today, Panthera is excited to celebrate the first annual World Wildlife Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a day “to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora, and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.” We ask you to join with us in celebrating the world’s big cats, and other species, by signing up for our big cat email updates.

24 Feb

Press Release: New Protection for the Jaguar: Belize and Panthera Sign Critical Conservation Agreement

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Belmopan, Belize – New strides for the future of the jaguar were made last week with the signing of a critical conservation agreement between the government of Belize, Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organization, and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of the University of Belize.

20 Feb

Video: Capturing the Elusive Jaguar

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In January, the Smithsonian Magazine released a video “The Jaguar Highway” of Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter talking about jaguars, where they live, how they kill their prey, how the Mayan’s viewed them. Learn how Steve captured photos of one of the most rarely viewed cats and what Panthera is doing through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative to protect ‘America’s Tiger’.

Learn more about the Jaguar Corridor Initiative

20 Feb

2014 World Press Photo Winner in Nature Category, Steve Winter

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Panthera’s former Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, won first place in the 2014 World Press Photo Nature Category last week with his striking photo of cougar mother and her cub. Taken with a camera trap, these cougars are part of Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project (TCP) in Wyoming, which was also featured in the December issue of National Geographic.

See Steve Winter’s gallery.

17 Feb

World's Rarest Otter Photographed in Sumatra by Tiger Team

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Home to hundreds of mammal and bird species, the Indonesian island of Sumatra is most often renowned for its magnificent mega fauna, including the Sumatran tiger, rhino, elephant and orangutan.

Here, situated in the southern tip of the island, Panthera works in close partnership with Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation (TWNC) – a 450km2 privately managed concession - and the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia to carry out a significant Tigers Forever conservation initiative on behalf of the Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger.

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.