Today, Panthera is excited to celebrate the first annual World Wildlife Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a day “to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora, and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.” We ask you to join with us in celebrating the world’s big cats, and other species, by signing up for our big cat email updates.
Panthera’s Director of Media and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, and hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance environmental journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. Now, their photographs and stories can be seen in the newly published Panthera-National Geographic book, entitled ‘Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.’
Earlier today, BBC World News Television interviewed Panthera's President, Dr. Luke Hunter, on new and sobering findings on the state of lions in West Africa. Watch the interview below to see Dr. Hunter discuss the recent and catastrophic decline in West Africa's lion populations and the threats that have brought about this population loss.
Learn what Dr. Hunter had to say about the surprising findings from a Panthera-led study in West Africa, including the existence of just an estimated 250 adult lions restricted to four isolated and severely imperiled populations in the region. Also hear what Dr. Hunter had to say about what is needed to protect and grow these remaining lion populations in West Africa.
Get Your Copy Today of the New Panthera-National Geographic Book - 'Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat'
Order your copy of the Panthera-National Geographic Tigers Forever Book Now!
Panthera is thrilled to share that the new book, Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, is now on sale, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.
The Story of Saving Tigers: Panthera and National Geographic Launch New Book on Sale November 12th - Pre-Order Now!
New Tigers Forever Book on Sale November 12th – Pre-Order Now!
Panthera's new book, Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, will go on sale in one week on Tuesday, November 12th!
Nov. 19: Tigers Forever Presentation by Panthera’s CEO & Media Director at National Geographic Live!
We invite you to join Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, and Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, for a special presentation on Tigers Forever at National Geographic Live! in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 19th.
Starting at 7:30pm, Winter will share stories from years of adventures photographing wild tigers, threats facing the species, anti-poaching patrols, and the landscapes and people of India, Sumatra and Thailand, which share their homes with this iconic species. Dr. Rabinowitz will additionally share anecdotes from his decades-long career working on the front lines to ensure a future for the tiger.
Halloween is now officially upon us! This year, celebrate the season while showing your support for the world’s wild cats. Print one of Panthera’s cat-themed stencils, carve your pumpkin, & send us a photo of your artwork at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll get the chance to have your artwork featured on Panthera's website and our Facebook page.
We are excited to share that Panthera has recently partnered with ROYALE, a Canadian household paper brand, to support wild tiger conservation through Save the Tiger Fund. Through this collaboration, ROYALE will contribute $40,000 to support Panthera’s on the ground conservation efforts across tiger range, and work with Panthera to raise awareness about the state of the tiger in and beyond Canada.
The leopard is the quintessential cat: stealthy, secretive and adaptable. It is able to exist in virtually all habitats from hyper-arid desert massifs in the Sahara to the dense equatorial forests of central Africa - the only African cat that occurs in both. The leopard eats prey ranging from dung beetles to wildebeest, and survives on domestic dogs near major cities; it can drink water from thermal springs and traverse Kilimanjaro’s snowline. However, all this adaptability comes at a price - the leopard occupies a conservation blind-spot, and is rarely thought of as threatened or needing conservation action. But the species has lost over 35% of its historic range in Africa and far more again throughout Asia.