Lion

14 May

New Photo of Male Lion in Gabon

Panthera

In March, conservationists celebrated the sighting of a young male lion in Batéké Plateau National Park in south eastern Gabon, where lions were believed
to be locally extinct.

27 Mar

More Footage Shows Male Lion in Gabon for First Time in 20 Years

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.”

16 Mar

Reuters and BBC Africa Report on Lions Making a Comeback in Gabon

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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.

05 Mar

The Horseshoe Pride – Part 2

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. 

02 Mar

Just Released: February Newsletter

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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.

12 Feb

The Dire Conservation Status of Lions in West and Central Africa

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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.

20 Jan

People vs. Predators – Competing for Wild Meat in Belize

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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.

09 Dec

Lion Guardians Founder Nominated as One of Top Ten CNN Heroes

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Panthera is delighted to share that the Founder and Executive Director of the Lion Guardians program, Leela Hazzah, was nominated as one of the 2014 Top Ten CNN Heroes – an incredible and well-deserved honor in a line-up of other extraordinary heroes!

25 Nov

Pledge to Support Wild Cats on #GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday

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.

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