Jaguar

01 Oct

A View from Above: The Corridor and The Future of the Jaguar

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‘Boots on the ground’ is a term commonly used to describe Panthera’s jaguar scientists. Representing the first, and arguably the last, line of defense for the jaguar, these researchers carry out intense and physically challenging fieldwork to protect jaguar populations across Latin America. This conservation work often involves trudging through thick jungle on foot, in trucks and by boat to set camera traps and monitor jaguar populations, assess and mitigate threats facing jaguars and partner with local communities.

20 Sep

Panthera Wins $10,000 Chase Community Giving Grant to Protect Jaguars

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Thanks to a huge outpouring of support from our fans, Panthera has just won a $10,000 Chase Community Giving grant that will go to support the protection of jaguars and their habitat across Latin America!

From September 6th-19th, the Chase Community Giving program allowed the public to vote for their favorite charities on Facebook to receive a portion of $5 million in grants, distributed to the 196 charities with the most votes. Competing against thousands of other organizations, Panthera urged our supporters to cast their votes and share news of the contest with friends and family in person, via email, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. Thanks to these efforts, Panthera earned 1,455 votes and placed 142nd out of 196th!!!

10 Aug

Panthera’s Historic Agreement with the Costa Rican Government to Protect Jaguars Featured in The Costa Rica Star Newspaper

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The Costa Rica Star newspaper recently reported on Panthera’s historic agreement, made this July, with the government of Costa Rica to protect the Americas’ largest wild cat – the elusive jaguar.

Earlier this summer, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications (MINAET), Dr. René Castro, presided over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, and MINAET, in San José.

30 Jul

Panthera’s Jaguar Raffle Ends 7/31– Support Jaguar Conservation & Win a Stay for Two at Eco-Resort in Yucatan, Mexico

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Panthera’s Jaguar Raffle will end tomorrow, July 31st. Get your tickets now for the chance to win a three night vacation at The Hacienda Chichen Resort & Eco-Spa in Yucatan, Mexico while supporting Panthera’s jaguar conservation initiatives! This opportunity has been made possible through a generous donation from our partners at Bare Essentials Magazine and The Maya Foundation in Laakeech.

This exclusive prize, valued at $1,200, includes:

26 Jul

Save Jaguars - Help us Mitigate Human-Jaguar Conflict

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Dear Friend of Panthera,

Jaguars are the largest predators in the Americas. They need space to roam and prey to eat; but this is often where the problem begins.

As a veterinarian who has specialized in working on ranches for over 30 years in the Venezuelan Llanos, and now as Panthera's Jaguar Cattle-Conflict Manager, I have seen and experienced the frustration of losing livestock to jaguars and how this can impact livelihoods. But I've also seen how most people are looking for solutions for living with these big cats.

That's the best part of my job. I work with ranchers across the jaguar's range to implement solutions that help prevent conflicts and increase tolerance for living with these cats.

25 Jul

Photo of the Day

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Our photo of the day features an incredible up & close snapshot of a jaguar inspecting Panthera's camera trap in the Central Belize Corridor. This corridor serves as the critical link between jaguar populations in Mexico & Guatemala, & all jaguar populations south of Belize. Learn more about Panthera's work to protect & connect jaguars like this through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative at http://bit.ly/aoyIJC

18 Jul

Help us Protect Jaguars and Their Corridor

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Dear Friend of Panthera,

You never forget the first time you see a big cat in the wild. You also never forget the first time you see one that's been poached.

Last year, I was in Belize with our Jaguar Program field team who were tracking radio collared jaguars, conducting camera trap surveys, collaborating with local people, and working to secure the Jaguar Corridor.

11 Jul

Support for Jaguar Corridor on the Rise: Let's Keep the Momentum Going

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Dear Friend of Panthera,

Jaguars won another victory last week with the signing of an agreement between the government of Costa Rica and Panthera to protect the Americas' largest wild cat. Securing the Jaguar Corridor, which spans 18 countries in Latin America, has many starting points, such as: on-the-ground research to map where jaguars are, conversations with communities to learn where jaguars are moving through, and the involvement of local people in helping to reduce threats and to learn how best to live with these large predators.

06 Jul

Press Release: Government of Costa Rica and Panthera Make Crucial Commitment to Protect Jaguars

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MOU with Panthera Establishes Nation’s First Official Jaguar Conservation Framework

San José, Costa Rica – The Americas’ largest wild cat, the elusive and iconic jaguar, received a historic seal of protection yesterday with the official recognition of Costa Rica’s Jaguar Corridor and the establishment of the country’s first official jaguar conservation strategy.

26 Jun

Canon’s Short Film, ‘Man and Beast,’ Portrays the Life of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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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.