On International Snow Leopard Day, read a vivid essay from the teenage daughter of a Panthera scientist about educating Tajik youth to be snow leopard conservationists. "I have faith," she writes, "that each and every child in my classroom has the chance to make a change in this world."
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A Historic Pledge
for Big Cats
Visionary Chinese philanthropist and entrepreneur Madame He Qiaonyu has joined Panthera's Global Alliance for Wild Cats, committing $20 million over the next decade to fund conservation programs devoted to protecting big cats around the world. The Beijing Qiaonyu Foundation, Panthera, and WildCRU will join forces on initiatives to save imperiled species, starting with snow leopards in China and lions in Africa.
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.