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.
Last week, we posted a sweet photo of a female leopard carrying her tiny cub in South Africa's Welgevonden Game Reserve, taken as part of Panthera's leopard conservation and monitoring work in Limpopo province. Here, we are sharing a camera trap photo of the OTHER side of this couple. Learn more about Panthera’s leopard conservation work @ http://bit.ly/flEZT1 and make a donation to support the future of the leopard @ http://bit.ly/MmCOWU.
See and share our wonderful camera trap photo of the day of a leopard mother carrying her tiny cub in South Africa! If you're a fan of this beautiful big cat, read what Panthera is doing in South Africa to protect the species @ http://bit.ly/flEZT1 & make a donation to support the future of the leopard @ http://bit.ly/MmCOWU!
Enjoy our photo of the day showing a side view of an inquisitive leopard, taken in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park by Panthera’s partner photographer, William Burrard-Lucas. Check out cool photos taken by Burrard-Lucas using a remote controlled 'BeetleCam' or buggy with a camera on top at http://www.burrard-lucas.com/beetlecam and https://www.facebook.com/BeetleCam?directed_target_id=0
Learn about Panthera's leopard conservation work in South Africa.
The leopard is the quintessential cat: stealthy, secretive and adaptable. It is able to exist in virtually all habitats from hyper-arid desert massifs in the Sahara to the dense equatorial forests of central Africa - the only African cat that occurs in both. The leopard eats prey ranging from dung beetles to wildebeest, and survives on domestic dogs near major cities; it can drink water from thermal springs and traverse Kilimanjaro’s snowline. However, all this adaptability comes at a price - the leopard occupies a conservation blind-spot, and is rarely thought of as threatened or needing conservation action. But the species has lost over 35% of its historic range in Africa and far more again throughout Asia.
We love this photo of a leopard and her cub, taken by partner and talented wildlife photographer, Brett Pearson, because their tails seem to form a heart! This photo was taken in South Africa’s Phinda Private Game Reserve, home to Panthera's Munyawana Leopard Project, founded by Panthera President, Dr Luke Hunter.
Learn more about Panthera’s leopard conservation work through the Munyawana Leopard Project.