The leopards of India most often make headlines due to conflict with local people, when leopard habitat abuts or overlaps land occupied by local communities, and also when spotlights are shined on other major threats facing the species, including poaching for the illegal wildlife market, on which their beautiful skins and organs fetch high prices, and loss and fragmentation of leopard habitat.
Press Release: New Global Alliance Commits $80 Million to Save the World's Wild Cats and Their Ecosystems
Commitment Unites Donors from China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States to Collectively Provide $80 Million in Cornerstone Funding for Panthera's $200 Million Initiative for Wild Cats
The chase is on! A male leopard hunts a warthog in South Africa's Makalali Game Reserve. Last year, Panthera launched a long-term leopard monitoring program in Limpopo province, where these photos were snapped, in partnership with the Limpopo Dept of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism & the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Coordinated by Panthera’s Leopard Program Director, Dr. Guy Balme, & lead by Panthera Kaplan Scholar, Ross Tyzack Pitman, the Limpopo Leopard Project strives to track leopard population trends in Limpopo province over the next decade to glean comprehensive data on the status of the species, its primary threats and how to mitigate and best protect the leopards of Limpopo.
Press Release: Leopard Conservation Given Spotlight It Deserves With Establishment of Critical International Agreement
Baku, Azerbaijan – New strides for the future of the Caucasian (or Persian) leopard were made last week with the establishment of a conservation agreement between Panthera, the world’s leading wild cat conservation organization, and the International Dialogue for Environmental Action (IDEA) of Azerbaijan.
Shania Twain today announced a new role in her extraordinary career, as a big cat conservationist with the world’s leading cat conservation organization, Panthera. Twain, international superstar, and the world's best-selling female country artist of all time is the Global Ambassador for Panthera's newly launched leopard conservation initiative, Project Pardus.
Today is Earth Day - Are you ready to act for wild cats? Read Panthera's 5 wild cat facts and encourage your family & friends to act for wild cats! Consider making a contribution to Panthera on Earth Day as well to support the future of big cats - our planet's ultimate ecosystem guardians. 100% of your donation will go directly to Panthera's field programs, where it matters most, to protect wild cats around the world.
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.
Panthera's photo of the day shows a gorgeous leopard in Kafue National Park - the largest protected area in the southern African nation of Zambia & one of the most important national parks in Africa. Learn about Panthera's partnership with PUMA & Wilderness Safaris to protect big cats in this critical conservation area @ http://bit.ly/1fb4rlU.
Singapore: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has entered into an agreement with Panthera, the world’s leading big-cat conservation organization, through the Furs For Life Leopard Project to ship faux leopard furs to Africa to help protect this endangered species whose fur is ceremonially worn by followers of the Shembe community in South Africa. On behalf of Panthera, DHL will be shipping on a pro bono basis faux leopard skins from manufacturers in China to South Africa, under a contract that extends to May 2015.
Press Release: Panthera and National Geographic Release New Book– Tigers Forever: Saving The World's Most Endangered Big Cat
New York, NY – Panthera and National Geographic have released the new and anticipated book - Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.
Spanning the 224-page hard cover book are 150 stunning photographs by Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic award-winning photographer, Steve Winter, illustrating the story of the tiger’s fight for survival, and Panthera's solution to save the species from extinction – the Tigers Forever program.