Panthera has just rolled out our April newsletter, featuring the most recent news and updates from our wild cat conservation programs around the globe. Take a look to learn about the Panthera-supported ‘Long Shields’ project, which is employing local men and women - typically raised to hunt lions - to instead serve as protectors of lions and communities of southwestern Zimbabwe. Read a special contribution from Panthera’s Conservation Council member and actress, Glenn Close, on her reflections from a recent trip with Panthera’s team to Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – first established with the help of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, in the early 1980s.
Panthera is excited to share that the latest book by Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz entitled 'A Boy and a Jaguar' will go on sale May 6th. Featuring beautiful illustrations by Catia Chien, this children's book shares the story of Dr. Rabinowitz's childhood struggle with stuttering, the bond he formed with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo, his promise to one day use his voice to protect animals and his lifelong work to conserve the jaguars of Latin America and other big cats around the world.
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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.
Press Release: New Protection for the Jaguar: Belize and Panthera Sign Critical Conservation Agreement
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.
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
Nestled in the Central American country of Belize, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary exists as a sacred refuge - a home and passageway for the jaguars of Central America, and a source of pride and achievement for the people of Belize, and the scientists of Panthera.
Panthera’s Dr. Howard Quigley Discusses ‘The Fate of the Jaguar’ on National Geographic’s ‘Cat Watch’ Blog
Earlier this week, National Geographic’s ‘Cat Watch’ blog published an informative interview with Panthera's Jaguar Program Executive Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, on ‘The Fate of the Jaguar.’ In this profile of the state and future of the Americas’ largest big cat, Dr. Quigley frankly describes the foundation of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative – the largest carnivore conservation program in existence, spanning nearly six million square kilometers, which seeks to ‘connect and protect’ the most core jaguar populations ranging from Mexico to Argentina.
Want to help protect the Americas' largest big cat in style? For a limited time, Panthera is selling two beautiful jaguar paw pendant necklaces on our online store. These necklaces are made in both gold & silver by artist Nathalie Regnier. Click here to order your necklace now and Panthera will receive 40% from sales, thanks to the artist’s generous contribution.
The gold jaguar paw necklace is made in 925 sterling silver and plated in 18k gold. The jaguar paw pendant hangs on a 16 inch chain made of 925 sterling silver that is also plated in 18k gold. The silver jaguar paw necklaces is made in 925 sterling silver, and plated in sterling silver. The jaguar paw pendant hangs on a 16 inch chain.
Check out the Wildlife Research & Conservation site's profile of Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project to learn about the jaguar conservation work carried out by Panthera's scientists in the world's largest wetland, which is also home to the world¹s highest density of jaguars. Learn about the ecological research conducted by Panthera's Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, and Jaguar Program Executive Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, on jaguars in the Pantanal in the 1970s.
Learn more about Panthera's Pantanal Jaguar Project.
On Sunday, September 29th, Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow program will air a new segment on the elusive jaguar, hosted by Phil Torres, including Panthera’s footage of wild jaguars in Latin America. Learn about the Americas’ largest big cat, including how Panthera’s scientists and other field biologists use camera traps and other research tools to monitor jaguar populations throughout Central and South America and learn how to better protect the species across its range.