Panthera Founder and Chairman Dr. Thomas Kaplan recently spoke at a conference hosted by the Milken Institute about his passion for conservation, what Panthera is doing to protect the world’s most threatened big cats, and how The Global Alliance for Wild Cats is changing the game for wildlife conservation.
You've probably heard the phrase "there's more than one way to skin a cat." But at Panthera, we're trying desperately to stop leopards from being skinned at all!
Africa Point, a travel agency based in Nairobi, recently published an interview with Tristan Dickerson, Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project Consultant, on his work to conserve the leopards of South Africa.
‘Boz’ was the dominant male leopard studied through Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa. Known locally for his magnificent size, Boz had just reached his prime at nine years of age when we noticed his limp.
Believe it or not, $30 can save the life of a leopard.
You may have heard about Panthera's Furs for Life Leopard Project and the high-quality, faux leopard print replicas we've created to replace real leopard skins used as capes in religious ceremonies in southern Africa.
Last month, two new scientific publications on the conservation of Africa’s leopards were published by PLoS ONE.
Co-authored by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter, Leopard Program Director Dr. Guy Balme and Leopard Program Coordinator Tristan Dickerson, the studies examined the susceptibility of leopards to trophy hunting and the dispersal patterns of a leopard population recovering from over-harvest.
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‘Chinga’ was one of the first and most memorable leopards I had the privilege to study through Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa.
Collared from the age of two, Chinga was uniquely calm and social with people, making her somewhat of a local celebrity.
The leopard is one of the most gorgeous big cats I have had the fortune to observe in the wild. Much of my life's work has centered around protecting this magnificent big cat, but the threats facing the leopard today are dire. Many populations across Africa are now in free fall.
“Lizwi Ncwane always stands powerful and proud alongside his fellow warriors. Clad in ceremonial attire, he raises his Zulu shield in a traditional dance, his beaded bare feet kicking up swirls of dust as they pound the earth. Like more and more devotees of the Shembe Church, Ncwane is satisfied with the leopard fur slung across his shoulders. It’s a near-perfect replica, few could ever spot it as a fake.”
Peace Parks Foundation and Cartier Join Forces with Panthera to Protect Southern Africa’s Leopards
New York, NY – In time for World Wildlife Day, Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) has joined forces with Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organization, in a new partnership to protect and revive southern Africa’s leopard populations.