What happens when Anna Kusler, Panthera Conservation Scientist, comes across a cheetah with a snare on his paw? She calls in the rescue team! Read the story of young Lunga and learn more about the dangers of snares to African wildlife in our latest Field Notes blog.
Expanding Palm Oil Production Threatens Jaguars
A new Panthera-authored paper details the connection between palm oil production in Latin America and mammal conservation, drawing parallels to trends in Southeast Asia. The paper suggests ways to minimize the negative impacts of palm oil production in the Neotropics and support the survival of iconic species like jaguars.
Dr. Esteban Payán, lead author and Director of Panthera’s South America Jaguar Program, explains, “Palm oil expansion doesn’t have to be at the expense of native forests.”
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