Panthera Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan’s new commentary on Mongabay highlights the need for champions to advocate for the world’s most vulnerable species and for "holistic and urgent" measures to prevent us from losing them forever. As a model of innovation in wildlife conservation, the Royal Commission for AlUla's Arabian Leopard Initiatives, in partnership with Panthera, will provide a lifeline for the critically endangered Arabian Leopard.
Bolivia Fires Ravage
Big Cat Habitat
The latest Associated Press article on the Amazon fires focuses on the intense damage in the focal point area of San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia. Panthera’s South America Director Esteban Payán expresses concern for the jaguars, pumas and other wild cat species living in the region.
Not only is this key piece of wild cat habitat being destroyed, leaving hundreds of jaguars homeless or deceased, but many of their prey, including deer, in the Santa Cruz region are also disappearing because of this disaster.
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.