Lion

07 Mar

Where Have Nigeria’s Lions Gone?

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Last April, Panthera reported on field surveys carried out in 2009 by Panthera, WCS Nigeria and the Nigerian National Park Service, which revealed that Nigeria was then home to fewer than just 50 individual lions. Approximately 15-20 lions were estimated to live within Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve, while the remaining 30-35 lions were found to reside in Kainji Lake National Park in western Nigeria. These fragile populations represented two of only four known lion populations that remained in West Africa.

17 Feb

Photo of the Day

Laila Bahaa-el-din

This photo of an extremely worn out lion was taken in the Serengeti in February of 2009 by Panthera’s Kaplan scholar and graduate student, Laila Bahaa-el-din.

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See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

12 Jan

USA Today Highlights Panthera Co-Authored SciPub on Africa’s Trophy Hunting Industry

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A PLoS ONE scientific publication co-authored by Panthera’s scientists, Peter Lindsey and Guy Balme, on the significance of African lions for the financial viability of the trophy hunting industry was recently posted on USA Today’s ScienceFair Forum. This study assessed the significance of lions to the financial viability of trophy hunting across five African countries – Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia - to help determine the economic impact and advisability of recently proposed restrictions to limit or ban the import o

13 Oct

Oct. 13-19: Re-airing of ‘A Voice for the Animals’ Featuring Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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Now through Wednesday, October 19th, Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s interview on American Public Radio’s On Being program (formerly the Speaking of Faith program) will re-air across the country on over 240 public radio stations. Download the interview podcast or stream it to hear Dr.

11 Oct

Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

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Panthera is proud to share that Dr. Alan Rabinowitz has just received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Conservation at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  This award recognizes Dr. Rabinowitz’s decades of tireless work to survey the world’s last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats for some of the world’s most endangered mammals – including tigers and jaguars.

19 Sep

September 19, 2011 – Wild Cat Conservation News

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In order to provide Panthera’s community of wild cat enthusiasts with the most comprehensive and up to date news about issues and events within the wild cat conservation field, we are launching a new, daily ‘Wild Cat Conservation News’ blog series. Each day, we will aggregate and share a summary of the most relevant and breaking news impacting the 37 species of wild cats around the world.

05 Jul

The Responsibility Project Interviews Panthera CEO

Alan Rabinowitz

Read an interesting interview by The Responsibility Project with wild cat expert and Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz to learn how Dr. Rabinowitz’s thoughts about conservation have evolved since the start of his career, what he believes is the new conservation paradigm and how Panthera is working to implement it, why he feels a responsibility to protect the earth’s wildlife, and much more.

Read more about Dr. Rabinowitz.

30 Jun

The Serengeti: A Photo Gallery by Panthera VP Dr. George Schaller

Lion cub being licked

Panthera Vice President Dr. George Schaller has spent over 50 years working to protect some of the world’s most threatened species, including the African lion. One of Dr. Schaller’s earliest studies conducted in the late 1960s in Serengeti National Park focused on the ecology and behavior of lions, including its social system, population dynamics, hunting behavior, predation patterns, and how the lion and other predators impact the Serengeti’s ecosystems. We have compiled an exclusive collection of Dr. Schaller’s photos of the wildlife of the Serengeti found here.

29 Jun

Remembering Africa Proceeds Benefit Panthera’s Wild Cat Conservation Programs

Remembering Africa

We are excited to share that for a limited time a portion of proceeds from the sale of Robert Vavra’s most recent book, Remembering Africa, will be donated to Panthera to support our global wild cat conservation projects.  For the next several months, Panthera will receive 15% of proceeds from the sale of this book and customers will receive a 10% discount when they enter the code PANTHERA at checkout. 100% of contributions made from the sale of Remembering Africa will go directly to the field where it matters most.

23 Jun

Read Panthera’s Wild Cat Report Cards

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Panthera has created downloadable report cards that summarize the current state of tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards and what Panthera is doing to protect these wild cats. Learn about population estimates, the extent of their historic and current range, the primary threats they face, and the programs that Panthera is carrying out around the globe to conserve these big cats. Download and print these report cards and share them with your friends and family.

View the report cards.