Two weeks ago, Panthera and our partners at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee and The Aspinall Foundation issued a press release on the first videos of a lion taken in Gabon in 20 years, in a region where the species was believed by scientists to be “locally extinct.”
News is spreading quickly that lions may be making a comeback in Gabon after Reuters reported on a press release issued by Panthera, The Aspinall Foundation and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology's Pan African Programme last week.
By Dr. Paul Funston, Panthera’s Senior Director of Lion and Cheetah Programs
Dispersal is a fascinating and largely understudied aspect of lion ecology. Among other behaviors, Panthera has been monitoring the dispersal patterns of the Horseshoe Pride in the Zambezi region of Namibia for just over a year now, as part of a lion conservation project carried out with the Namibian Ministry of the Environment and the Kwando Carnivore Project.
Read Panthera’s February newsletter to learn about the new commitment made by the government of Colombia and Panthera to protect the jaguars of Latin America and watch video coverage aired by Al Jazeera English on this new development.
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.