Ahead of the release of The Lion King, The Walt Disney Company and the Lion Recovery Fund have launched #ProtectThePride, a global campaign to help recover Africa’s embattled lion populations. Panthera is a proud partner of the LRF; our research and conservation actions have proven that by providing strong protection and increasing tolerance for lions among the people who live with them, we can successfully recover lion populations.
Panthera Applauds Belize
For Protecting Critical
Maya Forest Corridor
Panthera joins leading conservation organizations and the University of Belize’s Environmental Research Institute in applauding the government of Belize for declaring the Maya Forest Corridor as an area of natural significance and indicating that legislation is coming to protect it permanently. The region provides a critical link in Central America’s largest forest and a vital pathway for the wildlife that live there, including jaguars.
Dr. Omar Figueroa, Belize Minister of State within the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration, stated that the government stands “committed to enshrining in legislation whatever we need to do to maintain the integrity of the Maya Forest Corridor well into the foreseeable future.”
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.