Panthera and the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) have entered into an historic partnership to recover the critically endangered Arabian leopard and leopard populations around the globe. At a signing ceremony in the heart of AlUla, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, RCU joined Panthera’s Global Alliance for Wild Cats, committing $US 20 million to leopard conservation in the AlUla region and around the world over the next decade.
Disney’s Lion King Will Help
Ahead of the release of its highly anticipated live-action film, The LionKing, The Walt Disney Company has launched #ProtectThePride, a global campaign to help recover Africa’s embattled lion populations. The campaign aims to bring attention to the crisis facing lions and other African wildlife while supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts through the Wildlife Conservation Network's Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) and its partners.
Panthera receives funding from LRF for a number of lion conservation projects in West and Southern Africa focused on reducing the poaching of lions and their prey in protected areas and key wildlife corridors.
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.