Panthera Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan remembers Dr. Alan Rabinowitz with a profound tribute to his "big brother." "He was as astonishing and charismatic a figure as the carnivorous megafauna for which he advocated," writes Dr. Kaplan.
It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Panthera co-founder and one of the world’s most visionary and admired wild cat scientists. His contribution to the conservation of the world's wild cats and other threatened species has been nothing short of monumental, and his extraordinary legacy of advocacy will live on in the throngs of scientists and other admirers whose lives he has touched.
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Scores of puma kittens are orphaned annually—hunters not knowing their mothers had dependent young. Newly published research from our Puma Program says delaying hunting seasons in the western USA until December 1 could save many young lives.
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.