Tiger

27 Dec

Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Discusses Saving Tigers in The New York Times Green Blog

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Panthera’s CEO and renowned tiger scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, was recently interviewed for The New York Times Green blog article, ‘Protected Tigers, Burning Bright,' to share his opinions on the current state of tigers and one of the most critical, proven elements required to protect and grow the last remaining tiger populations across Asia – the interest and investment of governments.

21 Dec

Press Release: Indian Park Guards Protecting Wildlife Awarded Their Own Protection

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New York, NY – A major victory for wildlife protection forces was made last week with the launch of a new government-operated insurance program to cover all forest guards employed in the Indian state of Karnataka, which holds the largest number of wild tigers in India, and serves as a stronghold for this highly endangered species.

Forest guards in India’s Nagarahole Tiger Reserve with confiscated axis deer meat from poachers. Axis deer serve as a key prey source for tigers and leopards in the region.

29 Nov

Photo of the Day

John Goodrich

Our photo of the day features a stunning Amur tiger, taken by Panthera's Senior Tiger Program Director, Dr. John Goodrich. Found in the Russian Far East, Amur, or Siberian tigers are the largest subspecies of tiger, but today their numbers hover between 350-400.

Learn more about the status of and threats to the Amur tiger.

Learn how Panthera is working to protect these magnificent cats through our Tigers Forever Program.

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

13 Nov

Today: Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Lectures on ‘Saving the World’s Big Cats: From Brooklyn to Burma, and Beyond’

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Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will give a lecture on ‘Saving the World’s Big Cats: From Brooklyn to Burma, and Beyond’ for the Foundations of Education Series at the Rippowam Cisqua School in Mount Kisco, NY at 7:00pm today, Wednesday, November 14th. Join us to learn about Dr. Rabinowitz's fascinating life story and career in wild cat conservation, which started in Brooklyn, New York, and lead to some of the world’s most exotic places, including Burma (Myanmar).

24 Oct

Photo of the Day

A. Winter

Check out our photo of the day of a great "tig-o-lantern" carved by a talented Panthera fan! Have you carved your cat-themed pumpkin yet? Halloween is almost here but it's not too late! Round up your family and friends this weekend and host a pumpkin carving contest using one of Panthera's cat-themed stencils. Be sure to send a pic of your pumpkin to info@panthera.org so we can share!

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

24 Oct

Tonight: NYC Nature Photography Lecture by Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter

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Join Panthera's Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, for a special lecture on the art of nature photography at New York City's SoHo Apple store tonight, Wednesday, October 24th, at 6pm. See the incredible photos for which Winter recently won Veolia Environnement's Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award and the Runner-up Prize for The Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species. Also hear stories from Winter's photographic adventures to document Asia's dwindling tiger populations and learn how this important work benefits the conservation of wild cats and other wildlife.

Learn more about Steve Winter.

19 Oct

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

A young tiger slipping through a fence in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. This photo was part of the series, 'The Tiger's Tale,' which won Panthera's Media Director, Steve Winter, the prestigious Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year Award from the 2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition!

View more award-winning photos showing wild tigers

18 Oct

Panthera's Media Director Wins Prestigious Wildlife Photojournalist of The Year Award for Stunning Wild Tiger Photos

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Photographs taken in India, Thailand and Indonesia capture this enigmatic species, their struggle to survive in the wild and the efforts undertaken to save this endangered and iconic cat.

04 Oct

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

Our photo of the day features a stunning tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park, India, taken by Panthera's Media Director, Steve Winter. Did you know that tigers vary widely in size? Sumatran tigers are the smallest while individuals from India and Russia are the largest. The largest wild male on record weighed 261kg!

Learn more facts about these beautiful big cats and their threats to survival on Panthera's tiger infographic, "The State of the Tiger."

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

02 Oct

An Insider’s Take on the Reality of India’s Wildlife Tourism Ban

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By Sanjay Gubbi, Tiger Program Coordinator for Panthera

Some wildlife conservationists welcomed it as the move to save tigers. A few called it ridiculous. The media pronounced it as a ban on tourism in India’s 41 tiger reserves. Regardless of the label, the recent interim ban on tiger tourism issued by India’s Supreme Court has garnered widespread international attention and controversy, with many inaccurate interpretations circulating of the Supreme Court’s order. In reality, the court is not moving to restrict the public from viewing tigers in the wild, but is instead temporarily suspending such tourism to achieve a much-needed conservation goal for India’s tigers.