Press Release: Study Reveals First Ever Camera Trap Photos of a Tiger in Remote Northeast Indian Reserve
New York, NY – New data from a camera trap survey have revealed the first ever photos of a tiger (left), and images of more than 30 other mammal species from India’s Namdapha Tiger Reserve. While Namdapha is located on the remote and wild border with Myanmar, it has been impacted over the years by poaching for the illegal wildlife market and has even been declared an ‘empty forest,’ making these recent findings all the more surprising.
The New York Times Green Blog Interview with Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz on Research Cuts at Indian Tiger Reserves
A recent New York Times Green blog post reported on a decision by the chief wildlife warden of India's Karnataka state that denies new research permits and the extension of current research permits in five tiger reserves.
Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Delivers a Powerful Message about Saving the Tiger at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo
During his keynote speech at the Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Thrive fundraiser in Seattle, Washington last week, Panthera’s CEO and tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, shared inspiring stories from a lifetime of work dedicated to saving the world’s wild cats and their habitats, and stressed that the time is now to save the world’s largest, most iconic and most endangered big cat – the tiger. At the close of this speech, Dr. Rabinowitz received a standing ovation from the more than 700 fundraiser attendees.
Read a blog post about Dr. Rabinowitz’s moving speech by Seattle City Council Member, Jean Godden:
Just Released: Interview Podcast with Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, on the Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show
Yesterday, Panthera’s CEO and tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, was interviewed live on the 94.9 KUOW Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show in Seattle, Washington to discuss the state of the world’s wild tigers, why their numbers are declining, what is needed to save them, and how Panthera is doing this through the Tigers Forever program. Listen to the recording of this interview now at http://bit.ly/GOi0Rs (22:30 minute mark). Also learn about other imperiled big cats around the world and how they can co-exist with humans. More info on the program @ http://bit.ly/GDrod7.
Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Discusses Plight of Tigers on Steve Scher Radio Show – Today at 9:20am PST/12:20pm EST
Tune in to the 94.9 KUOW Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show today at 9:20am PST/12:20pm EST or listen live online at http://kuow.org/listen/ to hear Panthera’s CEO and tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, discuss the state of the world’s tigers, which have been reduced to just 3,200 individuals in the wild, the hope that remains for these magnificent and endangered big cats, and the effective conservation strategies being implemented today through Panthera's Tigers Forever program. Listeners can call-in live to the show at 206.543.5869/800.289.5869.
Last summer, a wildlife patrol team arrested two tiger poachers in Thailand’s Western Forest Province using evidence that included photos from the poachers’ cell phone showing the men standing over a dead tiger (which was being tracked by the Wildlife Conservation Society), along with images showing them trafficking elephant ivory. After a lengthy trial, Thai officials recently sentenced the two men to five and four years in prison – the most severe punishments ever given for wildlife poaching in Thailand. As this case comes to a close, Panthera congratulates Thai officials for sending a clear warning to all current and would-be wildlife poachers that this illegal and cruel activity will not be tolerated.
Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, Wins Second Consecutive ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International
We are proud to share that Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, has received the 69th annual ‘Global Vision Award’ from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) for the second consecutive year. Winter was honored with this prestigious award for a series of 40 images, featured below, taken in Sumatra, Thailand and India that illustrate both the beauty and natural history of tigers – and documents the conflicts between tigers and the people that share their habitats. The photos and story of Steve’s journey to capture them were also featured in the December 2011 National Geographic article, “A Cry for the Tiger.”
‘Lost Land of the Tiger’ Program Featuring Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Posted on National Geographic’s Website
In 2010, nearly 5 million viewers in the UK tuned in to watch the exciting BBC expedition – Lost Land of the Tiger – which resulted in video footage of tigers potentially breeding at the highest elevation ever recorded in Bhutan – approximately 13,500 feet. In 2011, the three-part series finally came to the United States via National Geographic WILD. We’re now excited to share that a condensed, 45 minute segment of the three-part documentary series has been posted on National Geographic’s website.
Now through April 7th, a group of 25 professional artists have volunteered to donate a percentage of sales of their artwork to support Panthera's tiger conservation initiatives. Organized by Panthera supporter and artist, Regina Case, this auction is being held online through the newly released website "Art Helps the Planet" @ http://bit.ly/yaPOiX. The paintings posted online will also be on display at the C Street Hall Gallery in Eureka, California beginning in early April. Auction bids can be made now online or in person at the C Street Hall Gallery in April.
I'm writing to you today from Corbett National Park in India, one of the most well known tiger reserves in the world. Many of the world's leading tiger experts, including my colleagues from Panthera and I, are here at our 5th Annual Tigers Forever meeting - to assess our progress towards achieving tiger and prey increases in key landscapes across the tiger's range.