One of the critical (but not so glamorous) research activities required of Panthera’s scientists involves the collection of wild cat scat, or poo. Panthera’s field staff frequently set out on foot to track down scat, which is then sent to the laboratories at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where it is analyzed to reveal genetic data about individuals (their range, abundance, diet, and genetic diversity).
A video of the lecture given on jaguars by Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Coordinator for our Northern South America Program, Dr. Esteban Payán Garrido, at the 2011 TEDx conference in Panama City, Panama has just been released. During his lecture, entitled “Un jaguar por tu vida” or “A Jaguar for Your Life,” Dr.
The development of Colombia’s ‘llanos’ and Panthera’s jaguar conservation work in Colombia were recently mentioned in The New York Times' Dot Earth blog “postcard,” written by Mongabay.com founder, Rhett Butler, whose website tracks issues impacting conservation of forests and the world’s biodiversity.
Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Panthera is proud to share that Dr. Alan Rabinowitz has just received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Conservation at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This award recognizes Dr. Rabinowitz’s decades of tireless work to survey the world’s last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats for some of the world’s most endangered mammals – including tigers and jaguars.
Today, we bring you a blog post written by Panthera grantee and wildlife scientist Dr. Evi Paemelaere, who is currently carrying out a project to learn more about the presence and distribution of jaguars in the Rupununi region of Guyana. Read the post to learn about Evi’s excursions into the field to set up camera traps and see photos of the incredible wildlife captured on film, including Evi’s first camera trap photo of a healthy and very well-fed jaguar and ocelots, black curassows, tapirs, capybaras, agoutis, coatis, bats, and other animals whose names you may or may not recognize.
We are excited to share that Panthera grantee and wildlife biologist, Dr. Evi Paemelaere, is now sharing stories about her research on jaguars in the Rupununi region of central Guyana through ‘The Rupununi Report’ blog series, hosted on the Adventures in Climate Change website. Learn about the incredible experiences Evi has had in the field and the wildlife she has encountered (pictures included!) while researching the presence and distribution of jaguars in this region, as part of Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
Panthera’s Corridor Coordinator for our Northern South America Program, Dr. Esteban Payán Garrido, has been invited to speak at this year’s TEDx conference in Panama City, Panama on October 5th. Dr. Payán will present a lecture entitled “Un jaguar por tu vida” or “A Jaguar for Your Life” in which he will discuss the concept of the Jaguar Corridor, which Panthera is implementing through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative.
Smithsonian Magazine has just released its October edition featuring Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative and Pantanal Jaguar Project in the magazine’s cover story, ‘The Jaguar Freeway.’ Written by Sharon Guynup, this article paints a beautiful picture of the incredible flora and fauna of the Brazilian Pantanal - home to the world’s highest density of jaguars - and discusses Panthera’s work to protect this iconic wild cat. Learn how the jaguar has been woven into Central and South American cultures and religions for centuries, its survival through the 1960s/70s global jaguar pelt trade, and how it is being protected with the help of scientists like Panthera CEO Dr.