Past Events

16May May 16: Panthera VP Dr. George Schaller Presentation on ‘Conservation Challenges on the Tibetan Plateau’ at San Francisco’s PresidioFriday, May 16, 2014 - 7:00pm Friday, May 16, 2014 - 7:00pmGolden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, in the Presidio

On Friday, May 16th, at 7pm, Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, will present on Wildlife and Nomads: Conservation Challenges on the High Tibetan Plateau at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Club in the city’s illustrious Presidio. Speaking as part of the Presidio’s Crown Jewels lecture series and exhibit, Dr. Schaller will share stories from his years spent researching the wildlife of the high Tibetan Plateau

6May A Boy and a Jaguar Book PublicationTuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:00pm Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:00pmWorldwide

The latest book by Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz entitled 'A Boy and a Jaguar' will go on sale May 6th. Featuring beautiful illustrations by Catia Chien, this children's book shares the story of Dr. Rabinowitz's childhood struggle with stuttering, the bond he formed with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo, his promise to one day use his voice to protect animals and his lifelong work to conserve the jaguars of Latin America and other big cats around the world.

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17Mar Dr. Mark Elbroch on "Cougar Kittens: Birth to Dispersal"Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5:30pm Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:00pmCenter for the Arts

On March 17th, Panthera's Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, will give a special presentation on 'Cougar Kittens: Birth to Dispersal' at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Combining ongoing ecological research with Panthera's incredible video footage of wild cougar kittens, Dr. Elbroch will paint a rare portrait of the secret lives of cougar kittens in the Jackson area.

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11Feb Tigers Forever Book PresentationTuesday, February 11, 2014 - 6:30pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 7:30pmMid-Manhattan Library, 6th floor

Panthera’s Director of Media and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, and hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance environmental journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. Now, their photographs and stories can be seen in the newly published Panthera-National Geographic book, entitled ‘Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.’

6Jan Explorer’s Club Lecture with Panthera’s Media Director Steve Winter and Journalist Sharon GuynupMonday, January 6, 2014 - 6:00pm Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:00pmThe Explorers Club, NYC Headquarters, 46 E 70th, NY, NY, 10021

On January 6, 2014, Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, and environmental journalist, Sharon Guynup, will give a special lecture at New York City’s Explorer’s Club on the state of the tiger and the release of the new Panthera-National Geographic book, Tigers Forever: Saving the Worlds Most Endangered Big Cat.

19Nov Tigers Forever Presentation by Panthera’s CEO & Media Director at National Geographic Live!Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:30pm Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 8:30pmWashington D.C.

We invite you to join Panthera’s Media Director and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, and Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, for a special presentation on Tigers Forever at National Geographic Live! in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 19th.

2Nov ‘Conflict or Collaboration: Can Humans & Animals Coexist?’ Panel with Panthera Media Director, Steve WinterSaturday, November 2, 2013 - 11:00am Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 12:00pmBanff Mountain Film and Book Festival, Banff, Canada

Today, we hear increasing news of human and animal encounters in mountain communities in the press. Are humans and animals competing for the same land and how can we mitigate human-wildlife conflict? What do people living next to wildlife need to know?

25Oct Banff Centre ‘Big Cats’ Exhibit by Panthera Media Director, Steve WinterFriday, October 25, 2013 - 12:00pm Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:00pmBanff Centre

From October 25th through November 4th, Canada’s Banff Centre will host a special ‘Big Cats’ exhibit featuring the award-winning photographs of Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter. Coinciding with the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, this exhibit will display photos of some of world’s most elusive wild cats in their natural habitat.

From the mountaintops of the Himalaya, down through India’s grasslands and back to the Rockies of the American west, Winter has captured a range of wild cats, from snow leopards to cougars. Winter’s mastery of camera traps has allowed him to capture diorama-like images of cats rarely seen by humans.

17Oct The Explorers’ Club Dinner and Presentation with Panthera President Dr. Luke HunterThursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:00pm Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 9:00pmThe Explorers Club, NY, NY

The leopard is the quintessential cat: stealthy, secretive and adaptable. It is able to exist in virtually all habitats from hyper-arid desert massifs in the Sahara to the dense equatorial forests of central Africa - the only African cat that occurs in both. The leopard eats prey ranging from dung beetles to wildebeest, and survives on domestic dogs near major cities; it can drink water from thermal springs and traverse Kilimanjaro’s snowline. However, all this adaptability comes at a price - the leopard occupies a conservation blind-spot, and is rarely thought of as threatened or needing conservation action. But the species has lost over 35% of its historic range in Africa and far more again throughout Asia.

11Oct NatGeo TV Airing ‘NatGeo Photographers: The Best Job in the World’Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:00pm Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:00pmNational Geographic Channel

From the top of the world to the bottom of the ocean, National Geographic photographers have long been taking readers of the storied magazine to little-known, little-covered and little-understood corners of the earth. In celebration of the magazine’s 125th anniversary issue this October, the National Geographic Channel will present an inside look at how many of the magazine’s most iconic images came to fruition with National Geographic Photographers: The Best Job in the World, premiering Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. ET/PT as part of the weekly Night of Exploration programming block, and simulcast on Nat Geo WILD. The one-hour special celebrates the intrepid men and women who often stare down death with one goal in mind: getting the shot.