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.
Got plans for the weekend? Tune in to National Geographic Weekend Radio this Sunday at 12pm EST on XM/Sirius channel 133 to hear Dr. Rabinowitz, Panthera’s President and CEO, discuss his life-long love of animals, his first encounter with the jaguars of Belize and the relationships he built with local ranchers to stop the hunting of jaguars, setting up the world’s largest tiger reserve in Myanmar, and other exciting stories. The program will also air Sunday in Washington, D.C. on 1500 AM at 10pm EST and at different times this Sunday on various AM/FM stations throughout the country.
This Thursday, October 7th, from 11-12am EST, Panthera’s President and CEO, Dr Alan Rabinowitz, will join John Vaillant, author of the best selling book The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, on the Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) Midmorning radio program to discuss the current state of Asia’s tiger populations and what conservation initiatives are needed to save this endangered species.
September 27, 2010 is International Tiger Day, a day set aside by all who care about the biggest of the cats to discuss the state of tigers globally and celebrate conservation efforts that are currently underway. Joseph Smith, Tiger Program Director for Panthera, answers questions about the challenges facing tigers.