The Weather Channel has launched a new film series entitled Brink featuring the stories of six eco-heroes working to save wildlife, including Panthera's CEO and renowned wild cat scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz.
Watch 'A Boy's Promise' to learn about Dr. Rabinowitz, his childhood, and the promise he made to one day be the voice for animals, and how he has carried through on this promise for jaguars by creating Panthera's Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
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Enjoy our photo of the day of a jaguar swimming in the Brazilian Pantanal, taken by Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter. Did u know that jaguars are very strong swimmers and have been known to swim the Panama Canal?
Check out Panthera's Jaguar Fact Sheet.
Learn more about Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project.
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.