South Africa to End Commercial Captive Lion Breeding and Bone Trade
Panthera applauds the South African government’s decision to bring an end to the country’s commercial captive lion breeding industry and bone trade and urges Parliament to swiftly enact legislation establishing an irreversible ban on the industry.
Panthera Comments on Rare Bobcat Attack
Panthera Puma Program Director Mark Elbroch speaks to Mongabay about the recent and highly unusual rabid bobcat attack caught on camera in North Carolina.
He reminds us that while the attack was frightening, such behavior is abnormal and we shouldn’t allow unnecessary fear of our wild neighbors mar our connection with nature and wild cats.
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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 seven species of big cats: cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions, pumas (also known as mountain lions or cougars), snow leopards and tigers. Panthera also studies and protects the world's most threatened species of small cats through our Small Cats Program.
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.
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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