Ever wondered what it takes to collar a big cat--and why we do it? Join scientist Shannon Kachel in the field as he and his team collar a female snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan Mountains.
Hope for Colombia's Jaguars
May 12, 2016
Can jaguars and people coexist? Conflict and habitat loss are major threats to jaguars, but a groundbreaking new study shows that it is possible for jaguars to survive alongside livestock, agriculture, and development.
Where Are All the Leopards?
May 3, 2016
Where are all the leopards? Survey Coordinator Dr. Philipp Henschel shares what drew him to study the often overlooked leopard and what a newly released report about the leopard's status means for its conservation.
Male Horseshoe Lions Resurface in Botswana
April 25, 2016
The Horseshoe Lions are on the move! Check out part 5 of a series on the Horseshoe Pride to find out where the Horseshoe males went when they left the Kwando Core Area of Namibia's Bwabwata National Park.
Sylvester’s “Escape” (Update)
April 15, 2016
Last month, a male lion known as Sylvester “escaped” from South Africa’s Karoo National Park—again. Find out why and how we worked with South African National Parks to find him a new home.
Happy Earth Week!
April 15, 2016
Friday, April 22 is Earth Day and we're starting off the celebration with these great images of the cats we’re working to protect, the landscapes they live in, and the countless animals and people they live alongside. Check it out!
How to Count Tigers
April 13, 2016
Are tiger numbers up? A recent report from World Wildlife Fund and Global Tiger Forum states that the world’s tiger population is on the rise for the first time in a century. Is it growth, better data, or a combination of the two?
Paws on the Ground
April 8, 2016
The four wildlife detection dogs we're working with in Kyrgzystan are headed to their posts at the border to help stop the illegal trade of snow leopard, ibex and argali parts. Get the latest on Vikki, Venta, Orion and Vesta.
A Visit to Iran
April 4, 2016
Our Vice President, the legendary Dr. George Schaller, shares a report from his recent trip to Iran to help protect the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah.
Welcome to Field Notes!
April 4, 2016
You may have noticed our blog is looking a little different these days--get the scoop behind the changes and find out about the posts, photos and stories coming your way.
The Horseshoe Pride: Part 4
March 26, 2016
Part 4 of a series on the Horseshoe Pride, a pride of lions living in the Kwando Core Area of Namibia's Bwabwata National Park.
Cambodia's Last Leopards
March 23, 2016
Find out what we’re doing on the ground in Cambodia, one of the world’s last remaining strongholds of the unique Indochinese leopard.
A Jaguar Crosses the Road
March 10, 2016
Early on a Monday morning in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, an employee of Grupo ICE was going to work when he spotted something unusual: a jaguar, casually crossing the road.
Meeting a Small Big Cat
March 9, 2016
Dr. Luke Hunter visited Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens for an event and got to meet a very special big cat. Watch the video now!
The Secret Life of Mountain Lions
March 1, 2016
Get an intimate glimpse into the family lives of mountain lions in this true story that follows F61, an adult female mountain lion, and one litter of kittens.
Dogs Saving Cats
February 24, 2016
Sometimes the best allies in saving wild cats come from the most unlikely places: dogs.
New Video for Panthera's Story
February 15, 2016
Panthera’s new video is voiced by Academy Award-winning actor, Jeremy Irons. While you may recognize his voice as the villain Scar in “The Lion King,” in this film he perfectly conveys the majesty of the big cats we protect.
Panthera Teams Up With Bad Cat
February 12, 2016
Enter now to win a new Unleash V2 amplifier from Bad Cat, our new corporate partner… your entry will help save big cats!
“El Jefe” Makes an Appearance in Arizona
February 11, 2016
Mountain lions are the only big cats in the U.S… with one notable exception. The Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, Arizona, are home to “El Jefe” (“the boss” in Spanish), the only known wild jaguar in the U.S.
Huge Win for Wyoming's People and Mountain Lions
February 8, 2016
Thankfully, Wyoming House Bill 12 – which would have legalized the trapping of mountain lions in the state – was defeated. Find out what this means for the state’s wildlife and citizens.
CBS Interviews Dr. Alan Rabinowitz on Panthers vs. Broncos
February 7, 2016
Who would win in a real-life matchup between a panther and a bronco? Find out from Panthera’s CEO in this CBS Sunday Morning News interview!
Op-Ed: Proposed Mountain Lion Trapping Bill in Wyoming Contradicts Science
February 4, 2016
This January, a bill was introduced in the Wyoming legislature that, if passed, would allow any person with a valid hunting license to kill a mountain lion using a trap or snare.
CNN Article: Big Cats on the Roof of the World
January 25, 2016
How do you protect one of the world's most elusive predators?
You Made a Difference
January 6, 2016
We’re starting off 2016 with some heartening news. Because of the support of people like you, we exceeded our Own The Night campaign goal.
Have you ever wondered who exactly is on the ground protecting big cats from poachers and other threats? These efforts always involve teams of dedicated people working together. Here is one example from Peninsular Malaysia.
Why Africa Needs Anti-Poaching Measures
December 9, 2015
You’ve heard about our anti-poaching work in Asia to protect tigers and snow leopards – but what about lions in Africa? Find out about the new frontier for anti-poaching: Africa and its lions.
A Tragedy in Kenya
December 7, 2015
Tragedy has struck the famous Marsh pride in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, and it's an unwelcome reminder of how dire the situation is for many lions in Africa.
A Viewer’s Guide to Cougars Undercover on NatGeo Wild
December 2, 2015
It’s Big Cat Week on NatGeo Wild, and one of the headliner films is Cougars Undercover, a dramatic film that follows the lives of two mountain lion families studied by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project in northwest Wyoming.
You Made All the Difference this #GivingTuesday
December 1, 2015
We didn’t just meet our #GivingTuesday Challenge Match goal- we exceeded it!
Panthera’s PoacherCam: A Closer Look
November 16, 2015
Camera traps have long been a staple of conservation organizations the world over. Find out why.
First Snow Leopard Collared in Kyrgyzstan
November 5, 2015
An international team of researchers studying snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan, led by Panthera, successfully placed a satellite collar on a female snow leopard – a first for the Republic! Get tje inside scoop on this conservation milestone.
Join the 2016 Photography Expedition ‘In Search of Snow Leopards’
November 5, 2015
Known as Asia’s ‘Mountain Ghost,’ the snow leopard is one of the most elusive and enigmatic big cats to ever grace our planet. In January of 2016, you have the chance see one in its natural habitat – the gorgeous and remote Himalayas of India.
Poaching: The Greatest Threat to Tigers
October 28, 2015
You may already know that poaching is the greatest threat facing the wild tiger, but you may not know what that looks like on the ground – and what we’re doing to stop it. Find out now.
Panthera’s Alan Rabinowitz Comments on Verdict in Cecil the Lion Killing
October 13, 2015
Dr. Alan Rabinowitz responds to the announcement that Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who shot Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe in August, will not be charged with a crime.
Message from the CEO: Panthera’s New Look
October 7, 2015
You may have noticed that Panthera’s website looks very different this morning. I wanted to be the first to tell you why.
MSNBC Interviews Panthera President Dr. Luke Hunter on 'Blood Lions' Documentary
October 4, 2015
Over the weekend, Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter discussed the practice of canned hunting and the documentary Blood Lions on MSNBC with Alex Witt.
In Memoriam of Google, the Scat-Sniffing Dog
September 28, 2015
It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we are sharing news of the passing of our dear scat detecting dog and team member ‘Google’.
New Report Renews Concern of Nicaraguan Canal’s Potential Impact on Jaguars and Other Rare Wildlife
September 7, 2015
A new report highlights potential threat posed by the upcoming development of the Nicaraguan Canal to the jaguars of Central and South America
Video: Exploring the Wild World of Cougar Kittens
September 1, 2015
The newly launched Cougar Channel is full of exclusive photos and videos of cougars (also known as pumas, mountain lions or panthera). Here's one of our favorites.
The Wall Street Journal Interviews Panthera’s President on the Future of the African Lion
August 25, 2015
The Wall Street Journal interviews Panthera's President Dr. Luke Hunter on the extensive threats facing the last 20,000 lions that are estimated to remain across Africa.
BBC Wildlife Magazine Features Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project
August 20, 2015
BBC Wildlife Magazine features highlight the secret life of the puma and the research Panthera's Teton Cougar Project is carrying out on this elusive species.
Panthera and Angola Unite to Protect Africa’s Lions
August 10, 2015
The African lion was awarded new protection last month with the signing of a significant conservation agreement between the government of Angola and Panthera.
Lions Eating Camera Trap
August 9, 2015
In honor of World Lion Day, enjoy these photos of lions finding out how our camera traps taste.
Slate Op-Ed: Dr. Luke Hunter on How to Save Africa’s Lions
August 4, 2015
In the midst of the global outcry over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, Slate published an op-ed by Panthera’s President Dr. Luke Hunter about the threats facing African lions and how we can save this iconic species.
The Horseshoe Pride: Part 3
April 19, 2015
Part 3 of a series on the Horseshoe Pride, a pride of lions living in the Kwando Core Area of Namibia's Bwabwata National Park.
The Horseshoe Pride: Part 2
March 4, 2015
Part 2 of a series on the Horseshoe Pride, a pride of lions living in the Kwando Core Area of Namibia's Bwabwata National Park.
The Horseshoe Pride: Part 1
February 3, 2015
Part 1 of a series on the Horseshoe Pride, a pride of lions living in the Kwando Core Area of Namibia's Bwabwata National Park.