In just one week, you can make a powerful contribution to help secure the future of the world's wild cats in the New Year, and beyond.
On Tuesday, December 2nd, people around the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday - a one-day global movement dedicated to inspiring meaningful and charitable contributions to causes that are changing our world for the better.
F96, nicknamed Frostbite because of the loss of parts of her ears and the tip of her tail during the winter of 2012-13, is a young female mountain lion followed as part of Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project. She dispersed from her mother’s home range in May of this year, when she was 20 months old. As snow drifts melted last Spring, she launched south into unknown territory.
We recently captured F99, a now 1-year old, orphaned, female cougar kitten followed by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project (see post Why Adult Cougars Kill Each Other? for how she was orphaned and Orphaned Cougar Kittens and Their Inspiring Will to Survive for some of her adventures since). We swapped out the tiny, expandable collar that we’d given her at 5 weeks old, for a cutting-edge, solar-assisted, light-weight Iridium GPS collar.
Dozens of media outlets, including the Miami Herald, San Francisco Gate and others, picked up a recent Associated Press story on research out of Panthera's Teton Cougar Project showing cougars are more sociable and less solitary than once thought.
Jackson Hole News & Guide Features Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project and Findings on ‘Cougar Communities’
Read a new Jackson Hole News & Guide article that discusses findings from Panthera's Teton Cougar Project showing that cougars, once thought of as solitary carnivores, are much more social than scientists previously thought.
Earlier this week, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, was interviewed on Defender Radio about new research from Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project and partner scientists which confirms how two key predators - cougars and wolves - interact and share their habitat in northwest Wyoming.
The Tico Times recently released an article on the proven success of new, Panthera-trained rapid response units that are helping to mitigate livestock-related conflict between farmers and jaguars throughout Costa Rica.
Press Release: New Global Alliance Commits $80 Million to Save the World's Wild Cats and Their Ecosystems
Commitment Unites Donors from China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States to Collectively Provide $80 Million in Cornerstone Funding for Panthera's $200 Million Initiative for Wild Cats
Check out and share this cool pic of a cougar catching a late night snack in Costa Rica's La Selva Biological Station. If you can make out what prey species is shown, share your answer below! Cougars have the largest geographic range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from Alaska to the southern tip of Chile, and are known by many names, including mountain lion, puma, deer tiger, panther, catamount, and other terms. Learn more about cougars @ http://bit.ly/113bYHP & what Panthera is doing to protect the 'American Lion' in Wyoming @ http://bit.ly/hrKwWj
Today is Earth Day - Are you ready to act for wild cats? Read Panthera's 5 wild cat facts and encourage your family & friends to act for wild cats! Consider making a contribution to Panthera on Earth Day as well to support the future of big cats - our planet's ultimate ecosystem guardians. 100% of your donation will go directly to Panthera's field programs, where it matters most, to protect wild cats around the world.