A partner photographer recalls an intimate encounter with a lion at sunrise. "His stare was piercing," he writes. "I felt that he wasn't looking at me, but into me."
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Extinction of big cat species can be avoided if there’s a collective commitment to ending poaching and protecting landscapes, Panthera CEO Fred Launay wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times.
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.