Earlier this year, prior to Panthera’s signing of an MOU with the Guyana government, several of our scientists embarked on a ten-day exploratory expedition of Guyana’s Rewa River to assess the state of biodiversity and threats facing this watershed. This is the first post by Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, of the Guyana Jungle Journey blog series.
Recently, a journalist from the Global Post visited Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park, situated in the northeast Caribbean, to report on the fascinating findings of a jaguar research study carried out by Panthera grantee and National University of Costa Rica student, Stephanny Arroyo. Supported by Panthera and Global Vision International, Arroyo used camera traps to study local jaguars' eating habits and other behavior, and in the process, found that the jaguars in this particular region engaged in atypically social behavior, including eating, travelling and playing together.
Enjoy our photo of the day of a handsome jaguar on the bank of the Cuiaba River in the Brazilian Pantanal. Today, the Pantanal ecosystem is one of the most biologically rich habitats in the world. By conserving jaguars, Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project is protecting this ecosystem and the thousands of bird, plant, fish, reptile, mammal and other species that share their home with the jaguar.
Learn more about Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project
Read the April 2013 edition of Wild Travel Magazine to learn about Panthera's recent and historic agreement with the government of Guyana, which established the nation’s first official jaguar-focused conservation strategy.
Last month, CBS ‘60 Minutes’ aired an exciting update on Noca - the first female jaguar collared as part of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project, which was featured on the 2010 ‘60 Minutes’ program, In Search of the Jaguar.
Re-airing original footage of Noca’s collaring from 2010, the update highlighted recent footage of Noca with a new mate – a resident male jaguar whom locals have nicknamed ‘Teo’ – and the exciting discovery that Noca had given birth to a cub since her collaring.
Our photo of the day is a breathtaking camera trap shot of jaguar in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, taken by Panthera's Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter. Yasuní National Park is one of the Amazon's last wild frontiers and home to wild cats like jaguars, pumas, and ocelots!
Learn more about Yasuní National Park and see more of Steve's beautiful photos in the NatGeo article, "Rainforest for Sale."
A Message from Panthera's Executive Director of Jaguar Programs, Dr. Howard Quigley: Real Recovery for Jaguars in the Pantanal
Dear Friend of Panthera,
CBS '60 Minutes' recently aired an exclusive update on Noca, the first female jaguar radio-collared through Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project, featured in a 2010 CBS story.
Well worth a follow-up, the '60 Minutes' program highlighted the exciting birth of Noca's female cub, along with recent footage of her mating with a resident male. Noca's story represents a much larger success - a real recovery for jaguars across Panthera's sites in the Pantanal.
Make a contribution and help us continue to protect jaguars, like Noca, in the Pantanal.
Watch Panthera’s new video from the field of Noca - the first female jaguar collared as part of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project – playing with her new mate, a resident male jaguar, in the Brazilian Pantanal.
On Sunday February 17th, CBS "60 Minutes" aired an update on Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project and Noca - the first female jaguar collared by Panthera's scientists in the Brazilian Pantanal during the 2010 filming of the 60 Minutes program, 'In Search of the Jaguar.'
Watch the ‘60 Minutes’ update below and learn about Noca's activities since the filming, including the birth of at least one new cub with a new mate.
Sunday, 2/17: CBS ’60 Minutes’ Update on Noca – First Jaguar Collared by Panthera’s Scientists in Brazilian Pantanal
Tune in to CBS' 60 Minutes program tonight at 7pm ET/PT for a short update on Noca - the first female jaguar collared by Panthera's scientists in the Brazilian Pantanal during the 2010 filming of the 60 Minutes program, 'In Search of the Jaguar.' Watch the program tonight, with the update at the end of the one hour program, to learn about Noca's activities since the filming, including the birth of at least one new cub with a new mate, and the recovery of the region’s jaguar population with the help of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project.
Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project