Paul Funston, Panthera’s Southern Africa Regional Director, brings us the story of the Buffalo Lioness, whose successful relocation offers valuable insights into future lion reintroduction projects. Follow along as we track this fierce lioness and her family and how, against all odds, she is bringing lions back to this part of Bwabwata.
Fires in South America Ravage Wild Cat Habitat
Right now, fires are burning dangerously close to critical wild cat habitats in South America such as Noel Kempff National Park in Bolivia. Already, we estimate that these fires have killed 500 jaguars in Brazil and Bolivia alone, and likely twice as many pumas and small cats.
You can help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 to increase local capacity to protect forests and resident wildlife in these fire-prone areas. With your donation, we can help lock in funding for 2020 programs to prevent more devastating fires like these.
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.