Past Events

17May “The Jaguar Corridor Initiative” Lecture by Panthera’s Costa Rica Corridor Coordinator, Javier CarazoThursday, May 17, 2012 - 6:00pm Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 7:00pmMuseos del Banco Central, Costa Rica

For all of our supporters in Costa Rica, be sure to join us on Thursday, May 17th, at 6pm for a lecture by Panthera’s Corridor Cooridinator, Javier Carazo, on Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative. This lecture will be held at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in San José , on behalf of the current exhibit, Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present, featuring beautiful stone, gold & clay objects depicting the six wild cats native to Costa Rica – the jaguar, ocelot, oncilla, margay, puma & jaguarundi. These pieces date back from 300 BC to 1,500 AD and were found throughout Costa Rica.

16May United Film Festival Featuring Panthera’s Film, My Pantanal – New YorkWednesday, May 16, 2012 - 7:00pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:00pmCobble Hill Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY

‘My Pantanal’ – a film written and directed by Panthera’s Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, about Panthera’s ongoing jaguar conservation initiatives in the Brazilian Pantanal – has been announced as an Official Selection of the United Film Festival – New York. Dedicated to celebrating exceptional independent films, the United Film Festival – New York will be held May 11th - May 17th. ‘My Pantanal’ will be screened on Wednesday, May 16th, at 7:00pm at Cobble Hill Cinemas in Brooklyn, NY and has been nominated for both a Jury Award and Audience Award in the following categories: Best Narrative, Best Documentary, and Best Short.

11May Panthera’s Chairman, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, to Receive International Wildlife Film Festival’s 2012 Hero of the Year AwardFriday, May 11, 2012 - 5:30pm Friday, May 11, 2012 - 8:30pmThe Wilma Theater, Missoula, Montana

We are proud to share that Panthera’s Chairman, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, will receive the Hero of the Year Award at the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF) this Friday May 11th for his outstanding commitment and contribution to the conservation of the world’s wild cats. As a passionate environmentalist and supporter of wildlife conservation, Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Daphne Recanati Kaplan, founded Panthera in 2006 to meet the global challenges of protecting the world's wild cats and their habitats.

28Apr United Film Festival Featuring Panthera’s Film, My Pantanal – Los AngelesSaturday, April 28, 2012 - 12:00pm Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 1:00pmLos Feliz 3 Cinemas, Los Angeles, CA

‘My Pantanal’ – a film written and directed by Panthera’s Vice President, Andrea Heydlauff, about Panthera’s ongoing jaguar conservation initiatives in the Brazilian Pantanal – has been announced as an Official Selection of the United Film Festival – Los Angeles. Dedicated to celebrating exceptional independent films, the United Film Festival – Los Angeles will be held April 26th - May 3rd. ‘My Pantanal’ will be screened on Saturday, April 28th, at 12:00pm at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in Los Angeles, CA, and has been nominated for both a Jury Award and Audience Award in the following categories: Best Narrative, Best Documentary, and Best Short.

17Apr A Lecture on ‘The Future of Big Cats’ by Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, at the 2012 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN ConferenceTuesday, April 17, 2012 - 4:40pm Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 5:40pm2012 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN conference, Laguna Niguel, California

Panthera’s CEO and wild cat expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will lead a session on ‘The Future of Big Cats’ at the 2012 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN conference Tuesday April 17th at 4:40pm PT/7:40pm ET in Laguna Niguel, California. This conference, which runs April 16th-18th, is known as the premier green business event of the year, carried out by Fortune in partnership with Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, NRDC, and the Environmental Defense Fund.

23Mar Carnivores of the World Exhibition by Wildlife Illustrator, Priscilla BarrettFriday, March 23, 2012 - 9:00am Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 5:00pmUniversity Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

An exhibition of beautiful, detailed paintings depicting all the world’s carnivores by top wildlife artist, Priscilla Barrett ,will be on display at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge from Friday, March 23, until Thursday, April 5.

Ranging from the largest terrestrial carnivore, the polar bear, to the tiny least weasel that can squeeze through a wedding ring, the true carnivores – order Carnivora – include some of the world’s most charismatic, admired, feared and spectacular creatures. This exhibition features the original paintings produced for the recently published Field Guide to the Carnivores of the World written by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter.

22Mar Keynote Address by Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, at 2012 Woodland Park Zoo Thrive FundraiserThursday, March 22, 2012 - 7:30am Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 9:00amSheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will provide the keynote speech at the 2012 Woodland Park Zoo Thrive fundraiser. Join Dr. Rabinowitz to learn about how he has dedicated his life to surveying the world's last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats and securing homes, on a large scale, for some of the world's most endangered species, including the big cats of the world.

21Mar Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present Book PresentationWednesday, March 21, 2012 - 6:00pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:00pmPre-Columbian Gold Museum, San José, Costa Rica

For all of our fans in Costa Rica, be sure to join us on Wednesday, March 21st, at 6pm for a presentation of the book Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in San José. This book was recently published by wild cat biologists Eduardo Carrillo from the National University and Gustavo Gutiérrez from the University of Costa Rica with the support of Panthera and the Evergreen Foundation. Now through September, the Museum will also host a Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present exhibit featuring beautiful stone, gold & clay objects depicting the six wild cats native to Costa Rica – the jaguar, ocelot, oncilla, margay, puma & jaguarundi.

21Mar Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, to Discuss Plight of Tigers on Steve Scher Radio ShowWednesday, March 21, 2012 - 9:00am Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 9:50am94.9FM KUOW Radio

On March 21st, Panthera’s CEO and renowned tiger expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, will be interviewed on the Steve Scher Weekday Radio Show in Seattle, Washington. Tune in to 94.9 KUOW or listen live online at http://kuow.org/listen/ to hear Dr. 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.

20Mar Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present Museum ExhibitTuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:00pm Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 9:00amPre-Columbian Gold Museum, San José, Costa Rica

Now through September, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum in San José, Costa Rica will host an exhibit entitled Felines in Costa Rican Archaeology: Past and Present featuring beautiful stone, gold & clay objects depicting the six wild cats native to Costa Rica – the jaguar, ocelot, oncilla, margay, puma & jaguarundi. These pieces date back from 300 BC to 1,500 AD and were found throughout Costa Rica. The exhibition will help visitors learn a little more about the origin of these species and their present-day predicaments, appreciate the different pieces that were identified based on the felines living in Costa Rica, and appraise the different styles and techniques with which these animals were depicted in different regions and periods.