“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.
A new Panthera co-authored publication released by Oryx, the International Journal of Conservation, reports on how predators, like jaguars, and people compete for wild meat in Belize.
In just one week, you can make a powerful contribution to help secure the future of the world's wild cats in the New Year, and beyond.
On Tuesday, December 2nd, people around the world will celebrate #GivingTuesday - a one-day global movement dedicated to inspiring meaningful and charitable contributions to causes that are changing our world for the better.
Check out our awesome photo of the day of a curious leopard inspecting a camera trap in South Africa's Ithala Game Reserve! This pic was taken through Panthera's KwaZulu-Natal Leopard Monitoring Project, carried out in collaboration with Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife, iSimangaliso Park Authority and Wildlife ACT. Read up on how Panthera's work in South Africa helped rewrite conservation policy to ensure the long-term future of leopards in this region @ http://bit.ly/1mIRXV3
The Times of India, The Telegraph India and numerous other media outlets have reported on an IUCN Cat News article written by Panthera’s Tiger Program Coordinator, Sanjay Gubbi, which outlines how roads have emerged as a new threat to leopards in India’s Karnataka State.
A new article published by Outdoor Photographer and written by seasoned photographer, Justin Black, discusses how extensive preparation, practice and particular tricks of the trade allow photographers to “get lucky” and capture stunning images of wildlife while on safari.
Read "Create Your Own Luck" to get invaluable and professional photography advice, including how to best adjust your camera’s shutter speed, embrace high ISO, set proper exposure, and choose the correct camera mode. Get tips on capturing great shots of wildlife on the move, like cheetahs, by ‘panning’ your camera, how to photograph from a safari vehicle, and more.
Check out our photo of the day of a curious leopard cub in South Africa's Ithala Game Reserve, taken through Panthera's KwaZulu-Natal Leopard Monitoring Project carried out in collaboration with Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife, iSimangaliso Park Authority and Wildlife ACT. Did you know you can volunteer for this project by joining the Wildlife ACT team, who are responsible for looking after our camera traps in the field? Learn more about volunteering at www.wildlifeact.com . Also learn how Panthera's work helped rewrite conservation policy to ensure the long-term future of leopards in this region through the Munyawana Leopard Project.
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.