Letters from Panthera: Remove a Snare, Save a Life

20 Jun

A Thank You from Dr. Luke Hunter: 'Remove a Snare' Campaign Surpasses Goal to Save Big Cats

Panthera

Dear Friends of Panthera,

I am thrilled to share that Panthera has surpassed our $50,000 fundraising goal through the ‘Remove a Snare’ campaign to protect wild cats around the world from poachers’ snares! Thanks to a generous donor, nearly 50% of this goal was matched dollar for dollar, bringing the total amount raised to $58,000!

23 May

Lion Rescue Video & Remove a Snare Campaign Update

Panthera

Dear Friend of Panthera,

It's not often we get to share stories of survival or hope - but this one includes a lion and a local community who made the choice to save him.

In a forest in Mozambique's Niassa National Reserve, a young male lion got caught in a poacher's snare that had been set to capture buffalo. With the snare wrapped around its waist, which would have eventually killed him, the lion was left helpless until he was discovered by a local villager.

15 May

Tiger Cub Rescue Video & Remove a Snare Campaign Update

Panthera

Dear Friend of Panthera,

As Panthera's Media Director and a photographer for National Geographic, I have travelled across Asia and witnessed the widespread impact of wire snares on tigers. While on location for NatGeo on the island of Sumatra, I witnessed and was able to photograph the harrowing rescue of a snared tiger cub by staff from the Wildlife Conservation Society, one of Panthera's partners for Tigers Forever.

Please donate to our Remove a Snare campaign today to help save big cats from poachers' deadly snares.

03 May

Update from Dr. Luke Hunter: Watch & Share Our 'Remove a Snare' Video

Panthera

Dear Friend of Panthera,

Wild cats and other wildlife are losing their lives, limbs and freedom to wire snares set by poachers. Crudely made from barbed wire, tension cables, or bicycle brake wire, snares are set in the thousands by people hunting small game, or by highly organized poachers targeting big cats for their skins and body parts that are sold on the illegal wildlife market.

23 Apr

A Letter from Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter: Remove a Snare. Save a Life.

Panthera

Dear Friend of Panthera,

Did you know it can cost less than a dollar to kill a big cat?

A wire snare is cheap to make, easy to set and deadly for big cats. Whether used by local people hunting for food, or by highly organized poachers killing cats for their skins and bones, snares are used around the world to hunt wildlife. Snares almost always result in drawn-out, painful deaths due to infection or starvation.