Besides elephants, lions are the quintessential symbol of wild Africa, used as icons of strength and power in national flags, coats of arms, historical and contemporary art, and logos of sports teams and private enterprises around the globe. However, few people realize that this iconic animal is under serious threat.
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.
Enjoy this beautiful photo of the day of two lionesses greeting one another in Kenya's Maasai Mara, courtesy of Panthera’s Senior Marketing Advisor, Nina Siemiatkowski. Learn about the plight of the African lion and how YOU can Let Lions Live @ http://www.panthera.org/let-lions-live
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.
NatGeo Q&A with Panthera’s 2013 Rabinowitz Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation winner, Shivani Bhalla
Panthera’s 2013 Rabinowitz Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation winner and lion conservationist, Shivani Bhalla, recently chatted with National Geographic about her work to protect the fewer than 2,000 lions that remain in all of Kenya.
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
In a new Voice of America (VOA) radio segment, Panthera's Lion Program Survey Coordinator, Dr. Phil Henschel, shares interesting insights from a recent Panthera-led study on the state of lions in Senegal, and all of West Africa. Listen to the segment or read the VOA article to learn about some of the last West African lions living in Senegal's Niokolo Koba National Park, threats facing lions in the region, including bush-meat hunting, and what is needed to save Senegal's and West Africa’s last lions.