Panthera, founded in 2006, is devoted exclusively to preserving wild cats and their critical role in the world’s ecosystems. Panthera’s team of leading biologists, law enforcement experts and wild cat advocates develop innovative strategies based on the best available science to protect all 40 species of wild cat and their vast landscapes. In dozens of countries around the world, Panthera works with a wide variety of stakeholders to reduce or eliminate the most pressing threats to wild cats—securing their future, and ours. To learn more about Panthera, visit Our Mission page.
Panthera's team is made up of talented and experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about and devoted to wildlife conservation. To review a list of our open jobs, please click the apply link below.
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Narrated by Jeremy Irons, this video tells the story of the state of wild cats around the globe and the critical conservation work Panthera is carrying out to ensure their future.
What We Do
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.
Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the seven species of big cats: cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lions, pumas (also known as mountain lions or cougars), snow leopards and tigers. Panthera also studies and protects the world's most threatened species of small cats through our Small Cats Program.
Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats.
Ensure a future for wild cats and the vast landscapes on which they depend.
A world where wild cats thrive in healthy natural and developed landscapes that sustain people and biodiversity.
Click here to learn more ways you can support our mission to ensure a future for wild cats and the vast landscapes on which they depend.
Panthera Staff Speaks Out:
Saving Wild Cats Saves The Planet!
Our global conservation efforts seek not only to save wild cat populations but also to preserve the landscapes, communities and culture that they’re connected to. When you support Panthera, you help us protect these species and the wild places they live, providing a sustainable future for all of us.