In honor of World Wildlife Day 2018 (next week!), Panthera challenges all big cat advocates to a short story showdown to raise awareness about the tremendous threats facing these animals--and speed up solutions. In exactly seven words, send us a story that hints at big cats' amazing qualities, the threats they face, or their significance to our planet.
A new Panthera paper reveals leopards in eastern Cambodia are strong and adaptable, taking down surprisingly large prey—but still declining at an alarming rate, spelling trouble for the Indochinese subspecies. Find out what this unique population is up against and how we're helping.
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Snow Leopard Conservation
A former Panthera fellow gave up a steady career and moved across an ocean to pursue an idea she believes can totally change the way we monitor threatened animals like snow leopards. Read about Dr. Natalie Schmitt's DNA test kit for the detection of rare and elusive species and her journey to develop it.
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.