Amazon Fires Update:
500 Jaguars Deceased
As wild habitat continues to burn at a record rate in South America’s forests, Panthera has released a new and increased estimate that at least 500 jaguars have been left homeless or deceased from fires in Brazil and Bolivia.
Saving Spots with
Building on the success of its groundbreaking Furs For Life program, Panthera has launched a new project in Zambia using synthetic furs to protect declining wild cat populations. The Saving Spots project, created in partnership with the Barotse Royal Establishment of the Lozi people, provides synthetic leopard, serval and lion furs called “Heritage Furs” to replace real wild cat furs worn by the Lozi at their cultural events.
This innovative and culturally sensitive project will help to reduce the hunting of what we expect will be hundreds of wild cats across southern Africa.
Panthera is the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s wild cats. Our team of leading biologists and law enforcement experts develop innovative strategies to address the dire threats facing cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards, and tigers.
We are on the front lines, fighting to stop poaching, prevent conflict with people, conserve wild cat habitats, and reduce unsustainable legal hunting. These proven strategies don't just protect wild cats—they also protect their vast landscapes and the endless variety of life within them. These wild places are crucial to our planet’s health—and our own.