In Botswana’s village of Habu, we have helped to train 16 men and women now known as Habu Community Scouts. Could their out-of-the-box, “softer” approach to anti-poaching be the catalyst to lifting all boats, both humans and wildlife, on the rising tide of ecotourism?
A Turn of Events
Weeks after reversing a 25-year ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts in medicine, China has temporarily reinstated this ban. Panthera's Dr. John Goodrich shared, "We enthusiastically applaud the Chinese government for their decision to temporarily reinstate the country’s ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts in medicine – a practice that has long been known as a hidden in plain sight thoroughfare for the illegal wildlife trade.
This is a tremendously encouraging step in the right direction and we strongly advocate for China to make the decision to prioritize the survival of the tiger, rhino and other precious wildlife species permanent.” Read our comments condemning the government's initial decision to reverse the ban.
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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.