Jaguar

03 Feb

NYT: ‘Walking with a Jaguar on a Leash’ is NOT conservation, says Panthera’s Dr. Luke Hunter

Jaguar in Brush

The New York Times has just released an article and video describing how an animal ‘refuge’ in Bolivia allows tourists to walk with jaguars, cougars and ocelots on leashes through the forest. In an exclusive interview, Panthera’s  Executive Vice President, Dr. Luke Hunter, told the New York Times that “the problem [is they] get an enormous amount of publicity…but in fact…refuges like this don’t actually do much to conserve the animal they say they are protecting.” Read on to learn what else Dr.

31 Jan

Watch the Full CBS “60 Minutes” Program featuring Panthera

60 Minutes

This past Sunday, Panthera was featured on the exclusive CBS "60 Minutes" program, In Search of the Jaguar: Up Close and Rare. In case you missed it, watch the “60 Minutes” segment now to follow Panthera’s team of jaguar experts through the Brazilian Pantanal – the world’s largest wetland that is home to the world’s highest density of jaguars – as they track and collar jaguars, and learn how Panthera is protecting the elusive jaguar through the

28 Jan

Rooting out Jaguar Poo with the World’s Ultimate Search Engine – Google the Dog

Panthera

Through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative, Panthera’s Costa Rica-based jaguar research team has taken on a new and unique four-legged partner named Google. Google, or as we like to call him “the ultimate search engine,” is a three year old, 76 pound German shorthaired pointer who is being trained for Panthera by Carlos Orozco of the Hablemos de Perros organization to identify and locate jaguar scat (feces) in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

06 Dec

Latest PopTech Conference “PopCast” with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, David de Rothschild and Susan Casey

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Last week we shared the video “popcast” of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s presentation at the 2010 PopTech Conference in November.  Now, we’d like to share another interesting PopTech video of the Q&A session in which Dr. Rabinowitz participated alongside fellow PopTech presenters David de Rothschild and Susan Casey. Watch this video now to hear the panelists discuss the relationship between fear, risk, passion and failure in their careers, what the conservation world needs to succeed and Dr.

03 Dec

A Holiday Message from Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

Snow Leopard

Read a message from Panthera President and CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, and learn about what you can do this holiday season to help Panthera save big cats, including making a contribution to Panthera in honor of someone. This gift will enable Panthera to further help protect big cats around the world, and will be remembered long after other presents are forgotten. Happy Holidays!

30 Nov

Just Released: PopTech Video Presentation by Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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Last month, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz presented at the 2010 PopTech Conference in Camden, Maine to discuss “Brilliant Accidents, Necessary Failures and Improbable Breakthroughs” in the wild cat conservation field. PopTech has just released a video of Alan’s presentation to the public – a lecture for which he received one of only three of the conference’s standing ovations!

12 Nov

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz on National Geographic Weekend Radio – Sunday, November 14, 12pm EST

Panthera

Got plans for the weekend? Tune in to National Geographic Weekend Radio this Sunday at 12pm EST on XM/Sirius channel 133 to hear Dr. Rabinowitz, Panthera’s President and CEO, discuss his life-long love of animals, his first encounter with the jaguars of Belize and the relationships he built with local ranchers to stop the hunting of jaguars, setting up the world’s largest tiger reserve in Myanmar, and other exciting stories. The program will also air Sunday in Washington, D.C. on 1500 AM at 10pm EST and at different times this Sunday on various AM/FM stations throughout the country.

14 Oct

First Camera Trap Photo of a Jaguar Captured in Honduras’ Jeanette Kawas National Park

Female jaguar caught on camera trap

In our April newsletter edition, we shared that there has been an increase in the number of jaguar sightings in Jeanette Kawas  National Park (JKNP) – one of the largest protected areas in northwestern Honduras.  Just weeks ago, Panthera’s Honduras Jaguar Coordinator, Franklin Castañeda, journeyed through JKNP to check the last 5 c

08 Oct

92Y Event – Jaguars: Americas’ Success Story

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

On November 14, Panthera’s President and CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz will join Jane Alexander, a well-known actress, caring environmentalist, and member of Panthera’s Conservation Council, for the Jaguars: Americas’ Success Story lecture at Manhattan’s 92Y.  Join us at 7:30pm to hear Dr. Rabinowitz and Ms.