With fewer than 3,200 left in the wild, tigers are by far the most endangered of the big cats, and in order to ensure a future for the species, Panthera is working to educate young generations about the threats facing tigers and why it is important to save this enigmatic and declining species. This month, Panthera is featured in a weekly interactive newspaper for children called The Mini Page, which is included in nearly 500 newspapers in the US and abroad and is used to educate children about a variety of topics both in the classroom and at home using stories, pictures, drawings, puzzles, and other games.
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.
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!
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!
Have you ever wondered about the psychology of conservation and why big cats are so revered by humans? Read this New York Times article to hear what Panthera Executive Vice President, Dr. Luke Hunter, has to say about “the dichotomy of attitudes toward wild cats and wild dogs."
On Sunday, Panthera’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Luke Hunter, spoke on the BBC World Service’s Newshour radio program to explain Panthera’s reasoning for not attending the Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg last weekend and what is actually needed to save the endangered tiger – ending the poaching of tigers and their prey...
Yesterday, international government officials, conservation organizations and other policy makers gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia for the 2010 World Bank Global Tiger Summit. See a recent Washington Post article, featuring Panthera Executive VP, Dr. Luke Hunter, to learn about conservationists’ “diverging ideas” on what it takes to save the tiger.
Panthera is excited to announce a partnership with the Palm Beach Zoo to further conservation of tigers in the wild via our Tigers Forever strategy– Tigers Forever is a collaborative program between Panthera and WCS, and others, to increase tiger numbers by 50% at key sites over a ten-year period. Read our press release to learn about how this partnership is helping to protect endangered Malayan tigers living in the Endau Rompin region of Malaysia.
On November 21st, the World Bank’s International Forum for Tiger Conservation will kick off in St. Petersburg, Russia, bringing together a large group of international government officials, policy makers, conservation organizations and other stakeholders to discuss what needs to be done on the ground to save the endangered tiger. Panthera Executive Vice President, Dr. Luke Hunter, released a statement explaining Panthera’s position, and what Panthera alternatively believes will actually prevent the extinction of the tiger.