Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, Discusses Product Branding & Cougars with Wired Magazine
Wired Magazine’s recently published article, ‘The Cat Behind the OS: Meet the Real Mountain Lion’, discusses the use of big cats for product branding and advertising and shines a spotlight on the mascot of Apple's latest Operating System - the cougar, or mountain lion. Read the article to learn more about the use of big cats as branding devices and hear what Panthera's Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr.
Canon recently released a short film entitled ‘Man and Beast’ that portrays the life of Panthera’s CEO and wild cat expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, including why he has devoted his career to saving the world’s wild cats. Produced with a new and technologically advanced Canon Cinema EOS camera, the ten minute beautifully shot film features 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. The film then moves on to portray Dr. Rabinowitz’s young adult life when he dedicated his career to saving and giving a voice to animals.
Watch the film here.
A recent article in Jackson Hole News & Guide reported on research carried out through Panthera's Teton Cougar Project in partnership with Craighead Beringia South (CBS) that challenges the concept that cougars are solitary animals, unless mating or raising young. For the first time, Panthera and CBS field scientists documented two adult cougars and their kittens sharing kills, a behavior that is more typical of African lions living in prides. These two female cougars, each with two kittens, have shared at least three kills in an area north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and were joined by one adult male cougar on one kill.
As part of ‘Big Cat Week,’ National Geographic WILD has debuted two new films featuring Panthera's jaguar projects in Belize and Brazil, and the Teton Cougar Project, run in partnership with Craighead Beringia South. Hunt for the Shadow Cat, which features Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative and Pantanal Jaguar Project, will be aired this evening at 10pm et/pt.
Panthera’s Executive Director of Jaguar Programs and Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, will be interviewed on the Wild About Pets radio show today at 1 p.m. EST (12 p.m. CDT). Tune in to hear Dr. Quigley discuss fascinating details about the Americas’ two largest cats – the jaguar and the cougar – including where they live, how they survive, reproduce, and interact with other large predators and human communities, and much more. Learn about common misconceptions about jaguars and cougars, the benefits of conserving these big cats, why they come into conflicts with humans, and what Panthera is doing to mitigate these conflicts.
Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Panthera is proud to share that Dr. Alan Rabinowitz has just received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Conservation at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This award recognizes Dr. Rabinowitz’s decades of tireless work to survey the world’s last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats for some of the world’s most endangered mammals – including tigers and jaguars.
Read Panthera’s newly released ‘State of the Cougar’ Report Card to learn about the current status of the cougar, otherwise known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, catamount, and ‘tigre.’ Read up about historic and current cougar populations and habitats, the threats cougars currently face, and how Panthera is working in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and California to mitigate human-cougar conflicts and understand more about this species’ ecology and interactions with human communities.
Click here to read the Cougar Report Card.
Click here to read Panthera’s Report Cards for tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards.
In order to provide Panthera’s community of wild cat enthusiasts with the most comprehensive and up to date news about issues and events within the wild cat conservation field, we are launching a new, daily ‘Wild Cat Conservation News’ blog series. Each day, we will aggregate and share a summary of the most relevant and breaking news impacting the 37 species of wild cats around the world.
By Panthera's MesoAmerica Jaguar Coordinator, Roberto Salom-Pérez
Contrary to what some people may think about the relationship between ranchers and jaguars in Central and South America, some of Panthera’s most trusted partners in conservation are cattle ranchers. This is particularly the case in Costa Rica where Panthera is working to protect the jaguar by partnering with local ranchers to mitigate human-jaguar conflicts. Our team’s recent work with Marito Umaña, a local dairy farmer, to resolve a calf predation case is a prime example of the collaborative conservation work Panthera is carrying out with local communities in Costa Rica.