Panthera believes corporations and businesses have a vital role to play in wildlife conservation. They act as funders of conservation programming and implementers of business practices that can benefit wild cats, their habitats and travelling corridors, and the people who live with wild cats. Our corporate partners support Panthera’s work through annual outright and in-kind gifts, as well as royalty programs. In addition, Panthera may also advise corporations on wildlife-friendly business and development best practices.
In 2015, Cartier, the world-renowned luxury Maison, and Peace Parks Foundation joined forces with Panthera through its Furs For Life program to conserve the world’s most persecuted big cat – the leopard. In southern Africa, leopard skins are coveted by local communities who wear the furs during community celebrations. To reduce the hunting of leopards and other wild cats for their pelts, Panthera has created a high-quality replica leopard fur, which can be worn in place of real fur at community gatherings. In six years, Furs For Life has donated more than 18,500 synthetic leopard fur capes to the Shembe community in South Africa, decreasing the use of real leopard furs at religious gatherings by half and preventing hundreds of leopard deaths each year.
In partnership with the Lozi people of Zambia, the Saving Spots project was additionally initiated through the Furs For Life program in August 2019. This initiative involved the creation of synthetic fur garments known as ‘Heritage Furs’ to replace real leopard, serval and lion furs used during Lozi festivals. Panthera expects that the Heritage Furs will help to reduce the hunting of wild cats across southern Africa where the species are severely threatened.
Disney Conservation Fund
Focused on protecting wildlife and wild places, the Disney Conservation Fund has supported Panthera’s snow leopard conservation program in China’s Tibetan Plateau since 2013. Thanks to Disney’s support we are educating regional communities, employing herders in scientific research, and resolving human wildlife conflict issues.
FMC Corporation, an American-based, specialty agriculture, health and nutrition company, and longtime Panthera supporter, has been providing annual support for our lion conservation and human-wildlife conflict mitigation programs in Africa since 2010. Details of FMC’s support of Panthera, as well as other environmental, health, and education initiatives they fund, can be found in FMC’s annual sustainability and social responsibility report.
Panthera is honored to be a GoPro for a Cause partner. GoPro is recognized around the globe for helping people capture and share experiences they are most passionate about. Through its GoPro for a Cause program, GoPro inspires social engagement by using its expertise to help non-profit organizations tell their stories with GoPro-quality production. "Our goal with GoPro for a Cause is to help social causes inspire a global audience with their stories," says Nick Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro. “The world has given so much to GoPro and we're excited to give back."
Hermès was founded in 1837 as a maker of harnesses and saddles. Six generations of enterprising artisans have opened up new domains and conquered new markets imbued with respect for the past and enthusiasm for the future.
Hermès and Panthera have joined forces to create a living legacy to Robert Dallet, the late French artist and naturalist whose lifelike paintings of wild cats for the Parisian maker of quality goods have captivated a generation of Hermès clientele. In honor of Panthera’s tenth anniversary, the Robert Dallet Initiative for Wild Cat Conservation will help to fund Panthera’s leading research and on-the-ground efforts to protect wild cats and their landscapes around the world.
Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton
Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton is a leading corporate sponsor of Panthera’s Challenge Fund for Own the Night, a campaign focused on anti-poaching and law enforcement, and we are grateful for their generosity.
Luxury Living Group
A leading organization in the luxury lifestyle and furniture sector, Luxury Living owns and manages: Fendi Casa, Bentley Home, Trussardi Casa, Heritage Collection, Bugatti and Vladimir Kagan, 100% made in Italy. From October 14th through November 14th, 5-10% of proceeds from the New York Showroom will benefit Panthera. In 2016, Luxury Living Creative Director, V.P., Ally Coulter will create limited edition, custom made pieces in support of Panthera’s conservation programs.
Patagonia believes that business can inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. Thanks to a three-year ‘Wildlife Guardian’ uniform grant from Patagonia awarded in 2014, Panthera is outfitting 280 national park guards, rangers, and wardens across 13 national parks in Africa and Asia.
For over 50 years, ROYALE® has been a household name and manufacturer of household paper goods. ROYALE® Tiger Towel® has provided annual support to Panthera’s tiger conservation programs since 2014. When you buy ROYALE® Tiger Towel®, you help save tigers.