CNN Inside Africa recently visited Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in South Africa’s Phinda Game Reserve to report on the project’s innovative leopard conservation work, the benefits of wild leopard populations to humans, the threats facing Africa’s dwindling leopard populations, and much more.
Watch the program below to see Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson, track and collar a large, male leopard in Phinda and learn more about the research and human-leopard conflict mitigation techniques used to protect Phinda’s declining population of approximately 300 leopards.
This program will air on CNN International (DSTV channel 401) in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia at the following times (for Tanzania and Kenya, add one hour):
Saturday August 13: 05h30, 11h00, 18h30
Sunday August 14: 11h30, 16h30
Tuesday August 16: 09h30
Wednesday August 17: 05h30
A week after the final screening, the program will also appear on www.cnn.com.
Click here to learn about Panthera Leopard Program Coordinator, Tristan Dickerson’s work to reduce the increasing demand among members of South Africa‟s Shembe Baptist Church for real leopard skins by creating a high-quality and affordable faux leopard skin.