"I had heard about large cats vanishing without moving," a Panthera fellow writes in this play-by-play of a snow leopard expedition, "but had attributed it to researchers exaggerating about the elusiveness of their study species. Now I believe it." Did the scientists find their subject?
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VICE's new virtual reality film "Living With Jaguars" lets you explore the vast Brazilian Pantanal wetlands through the eyes of Panthera scientists working to protect jaguars, as well as cattle ranchers, ecotourism operators, and the iconic big cats themselves.
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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.