Lion

14 Nov

Photo of the Day

Nina Siemiatkowski

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

18 Sep

Outdoor Photographer Highlights Tricks of the Trade to Capture Stunning Wildlife Images

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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.

10 Jul

Photo of the Day

© Burrard-Lucas.com

A pride of lions enjoying a meal under the stars in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Learn how William Burrard-Lucas got this phenomenal photo using a BeetleCam. Learn more about Panthera's work to protect lions across Africa through Project Leonardo.

19 Jun

NatGeo Q&A with Panthera’s 2013 Rabinowitz Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation winner, Shivani Bhalla

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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.

02 Jun

Press Release: New Global Alliance Commits $80 Million to Save the World's Wild Cats and Their Ecosystems

Panthera

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

27 May

Voice of America Interviews Panthera’s Dr. Phil Henschel on the State of Lions in Senegal

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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.

14 May

Photo of the Day

© Paul Funston/Panthera

Check out this adorable lion cub pic just shared by Panthera's Lion Program Senior Director, Dr. Paul Funston, from the Zambezi region of Namibia! Today, the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is home to one of the largest lion populations in Africa. Given its significance for the future of the African lion, Panthera launched a lion conservation project in Zambezi this year with the Namibian Ministry of the Environment & the Kwando Carnivore Project. Read up on this cub's pride, consisting of two lionesses known by locals as ‘Thelma and Louise,’ other prides in the region and Panthera's work to protect them.

01 May

The Age: No More Time to Lose for Lions

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A new article by Australian newspaper, The Age, entitled ‘No Time to Lose for Lions,’ reports on a Panthera-led study released in January confirming the dire state of the estimated 250 adult lions left in all of West Africa. Featuring an interview with the study’s lead author and Panthera's Lion Program Survey Coordinator Dr. Philip Henschel

22 Apr

Act for Wild Cats on Earth Day

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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.

16 Apr

Long Shields: Defending the Lions of Zimbabwe

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Over the course of history, the name ‘Long Shields’ has been used to identify various ethnic groups, communities and organizations in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe. Starting in the late 19th century, descendants of the Zulu Kingdom were first named ‘Ndebele’ (meaning “people of the Long Shields”) in reference to the Ndebele warriors’ use of a tall, rawhide shield for protection in battle.

Once referencing the armor of war, the term ‘Long Shields’ has since evolved, and now represents an altogether different type of protection carried out on behalf of the lions and local communities of southwestern Zimbabwe.