31 Aug

WildCRU and Panthera Announce the Cecil Lion Summit

Meeting of World Leaders in Lion Conservation Convened by WildCRU and Panthera at the Recanati-Kaplan Centre in Oxford in 2016

New York, NY - Partners WildCRU and Panthera today announced that they are organizing and hosting a landmark summit for range wide lion conservation in 2016, in honour of Cecil the lion, whose death triggered a global outpouring of empathy and awareness for lions and their imperilled status.

26 Aug

The Wall Street Journal Interviews Panthera’s President on the Future of the African Lion


The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Panthera's President Dr. Luke Hunter on the extensive threats facing the last 20,000 lions that are estimated to remain across Africa. Read the article 'Human-Population Boom Remains Largest Threat to Africa’s Lions in Wake of Cecil’s Killing' @ to learn more about the various threats facing the species, and what must be done to ensure its future survival. 

11 Aug

Panthera and Angola Unite to Protect Africa’s Lions


New York, NY – The African lion was awarded new protection last month with the signing of a significant conservation agreement between the government of Angola and Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization.

10 Aug

Lions Eating Camera Trap


Here’s a special treat in honor of World Lion Day!

Our motion-triggered camera traps have been an invaluable tool in identifying and monitoring big cat populations. However, this particular camera trap will no longer be contributing to science!

05 Aug

Slate Op-Ed: Dr. Luke Hunter on How to Save Africa’s Lions


In the midst of the global outcry over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, Slate published an op-ed by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter highlighting the greater threats that are wiping out Africa’s lion populations, and how we can fight these threats to save the African lion.

04 Aug

Watch the CNN Interview with Panthera’s President on Cecil & Lion Conservation


Yesterday, Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, appeared on CNN International to discuss the recent killing of Cecil the lion, and the larger conservation issues that are driving a devastating, and largely unknown, decline in Africa’s lion populations.

03 Aug

Tune In: CNN Interviews Panthera’s President on Cecil and Lion Conservation @ 2pm ET Today


Tune in to CNN International’s Amanpour program today at 2pm ET to watch an interview with Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on Cecil the lion and the wider threats facing lions and other big cats across Africa. 

31 Jul

Help Panthera Save Lions like Cecil


The death of Cecil the lion has enraged the world this week, and rightly so. Having spent a lifetime working to conserve this species, I am disgusted by the killing of this regal lion.

For eight years, Cecil and his family had been followed by Panthera's partners in Zimbabwe, Oxford University's WildCRU. He was 13 when he was killed and was an essential member of his pride, defending its females and siring many litters of cubs. Cecil was helping to grow Africa's fading lion populations when he was apparently lured outside of the protection of the magnificent Hwange National Park and killed horrifically.

29 Jul

Panthera and WildCRU Call for Global Efforts to Conserve the African Lion


Alleged Illegal Hunting of Lion in Zimbabwe Highlights Catastrophic Decline of Africa’s Lions

New York, NY – Earlier this month, a male lion studied through the Hwange Lion Project, operated by Panthera and Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), was tragically killed outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

08 Jun

Video: Panthera's Chairman Dr. Thomas Kaplan Speaks at Milken Institute Global Conference

Panthera Founder and Chairman Dr. Thomas Kaplan recently spoke at a conference hosted by the Milken Institute about his passion for conservation, what Panthera is doing to protect the world’s most threatened big cats, and how The Global Alliance for Wild Cats is changing the game for wildlife conservation.