Panthera Board member Razan Al Mubarak has just been elected President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature - the global authority on the state of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard the planet. Ms. Al Mubarak is the second woman to lead the organization in its 72-year history and its first president from West Asia.
Conservation After Coronavirus
Mongabay has just published an oped from Panthera Board member 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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