Panthera is excited to share that Jon Ayers, former Chairman, President and CEO of IDEXX Laboratories, has been appointed our new Chair of the Board of Directors. Panthera Founder and former Board Chair Dr. Thomas Kaplan will continue to serve on the Board and as Chair of The Global Alliance for Wild Cats.
Conservation After Coronavirus
Mongabay has just published an oped from Panthera Board Chair Jon Ayers and Panthera President and CEO Fred Launay outlining how the course of conservation after COVID-19 must be revolutionized to one built on global funding continuity, flexibility and innovation and the independence and adaptability of ecotourism and conservation initiatives supporting the survival of our world’s wildlife.
Utilizing the story of two GPS-collared lionesses in Kafue, Zambia, the essay details specific ways in which the conservation community can strengthen itself to withstand the current pandemic and potential future crises, just in time for the IUCN World Conservation Congress.
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 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.
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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