Uncovering the Secrets of the Olympic Peninsula's Cougars
Winston Cobb Memorial Fellow Rebecca Peterson writes about her work studying pumas in Washington State with the Olympic Cougar Project combining ancient tracking skills with cutting-edge technology.
Smithsonian Explores Panthera's Research on How Wolves Impact Pumas
Led by Dr. Mark Elbroch, Panthera's Puma Program studied the decreasing population of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's pumas. The Smithsonian reports on the new study and what it means for scientists studying the ecology, conservation and management of this big cat.
"The narrative for mountain lions for the last 50, 60 years has been that human hunting is the primary driver of population dynamics for mountain lions, and that is absolutely true—except where they overlap with wolves,” says Elbroch.
What We Do
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.
Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards.
Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats.
Panthera’s grants program, the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF), additionally supports conservation and research initiatives on many of the smaller wild cat species around the globe.
Ensure a future for wild cats and the vast landscapes on which they depend.
A world where wild cats thrive in healthy natural and developed landscapes that sustain people and biodiversity.
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Panthera’s mission is to ensure a future for wild cats and the vast landscapes on which they depend. Our vision is a world where wild cats thrive in healthy, natural and developed landscapes that sustain people and biodiversity.
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.
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