Lion

15 Feb

Just Released: February Newsletter

February Newsletter

Our February newsletter has just been released, featuring stories of Panthera's involvement in a wildlife trafficking case in Gabon, the latest study confirming the status of the Asiatic cheetah, the 2011 Kaplan-Rabinowitz Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation awardee, Panthera's 'Name the Jaguar' contest, and more.

09 Feb

Mosquito Wars: A Day in the Life of a Jaguar Field Scientist

Panthera

It’s not all cat-fancy working to save big cats in the wild. In fact, our field researchers undergo some pretty harsh conditions – and the wet season in the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland in Brazil, is no exception. The Pantanal can flood as high as 8 meters during the rainy season (October – April) – conditions in which mosquitoes thrive. But Panthera’s field scientists understand that there’s no off-season for saving cats. Check out this video of Dr.

08 Feb

Send a Panthera E-Card this Valentine’s Day

Panthera

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we have the perfect gift for your loved ones – a Panthera e-card! Our e-cards feature beautiful photographs of big cats with Valentine’s Day messages that you can personalize for a minimum of a $5 donation per e-card. Choose your card now and let your special someone know that you care about them, and big cats!

07 Jan

Dr. Luke Hunter Lecture on “The Vanishing Lion” - Sunday, Jan. 9, at 92Y

Panthera

Did you know that fewer than 25,000 lions remain in the wild in Africa today and that this enigmatic species has lost over 80% of its historic range?  Join us for a special lecture to learn more about “The Vanishing Lion” this Sunday, January 9, at NYC’s 92nd Street Y from lion expert and Panthera Executive Vice President, Dr.

06 Dec

Latest PopTech Conference “PopCast” with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, David de Rothschild and Susan Casey

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Last week we shared the video “popcast” of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s presentation at the 2010 PopTech Conference in November.  Now, we’d like to share another interesting PopTech video of the Q&A session in which Dr. Rabinowitz participated alongside fellow PopTech presenters David de Rothschild and Susan Casey. Watch this video now to hear the panelists discuss the relationship between fear, risk, passion and failure in their careers, what the conservation world needs to succeed and Dr.

03 Dec

A Holiday Message from Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

Snow Leopard

Read a message from Panthera President and CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, and learn about what you can do this holiday season to help Panthera save big cats, including making a contribution to Panthera in honor of someone. This gift will enable Panthera to further help protect big cats around the world, and will be remembered long after other presents are forgotten. Happy Holidays!

30 Nov

Just Released: PopTech Video Presentation by Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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Last month, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz presented at the 2010 PopTech Conference in Camden, Maine to discuss “Brilliant Accidents, Necessary Failures and Improbable Breakthroughs” in the wild cat conservation field. PopTech has just released a video of Alan’s presentation to the public – a lecture for which he received one of only three of the conference’s standing ovations!

22 Jul

A Voice for the Animals: A Speaking of Faith Interview with Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz
Jaguar peeping through grass

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Panthera’s President and CEO, was recently featured on American Public Media's Speaking of Faith program. Download the podcast to hear Dr. Rabinowitz discuss his wildlife conservation crusade to give “A Voice for the Animals."

05 May

Huffington Post Cat Tales: The Lioness

Dr. Luke Hunter
Lioness face

Panthera has gathered stories from our scientists, researchers, and partners to document their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. This story, by Panthera Executive Director, Luke Hunter, is the sixth in our series of seven.

30 Sep

Walking with Lions: The Myth of Conservation

Luke Hunter
Male lion and lioness

Barely a month goes by without news of someone getting into a tussle with a 'tame' big cat. A recent case in point showed a young lion in a South African resort roughing up a British journalist who thought it would make good copy to go into the animal's cage for a close encounter. It's easy to dismiss the stunt as journalistic nonsense (which it is) but dozens of operations across Africa sell similarly close encounters with lions to the average tourist. For a fee, just about anyone can play with cubs, take a stroll with young lions or pose for photos to show the folks back home.