"I have deep respect for all the brilliant scientist-advocates of Panthera. In fighting to save the big cats, they are on the forefront of the battle to preserve wild places."
Glenn Close Actress, Chair of Panthera’s Conservation Council
"This is an All Star team, and they are not that for no reason either, in simple terms, these are the best of the best. It is about that simple. So we can merely expect wonders, and that is what the world is seeing from them. I imagine too that this is going to go on for a long time, and if they keep up this quality of work, they will earn a well deserved place in the top echelons of the worldwide conservation movement. In fact, when I reflect on it, they are already there."
Doug Tompkins (1943-2015) Founder, Tompkins Conservation and the Foundation for Deep Ecology
"Panthera is the world's leader in the conservation of wild cats. I have been privileged to travel with Panthera's scientists Alan Rabinowitz, George Schaller and Howard Quigley to witness their work saving jaguars, tigers, leopards and cougars. They are igniting an unparalleled effort through Panthera and its partners to keep these glorious animals on earth."
Jane Alexander Actress, Conservation Council Member
"Panthera is unique in its approach of utilizing the most rigorous science to affect measurable success in big cat conservation. We at the American Museum of Natural History are proud to partner with them in these efforts."
George Amato, PhD Director, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics American Museum of Natural History
"Panthera is the gold standard in big cat conservation. It has the proven capacity and expertise to implement this all-important global effort to save the most charismatic members of the animal kingdom."
Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak Managing Director, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund & Secretary-General, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi
"Panthera has assembled a veritable Dream Team of big cat scientists. The work the organization is doing for focused species conversation is superb and goes further in positively impacting entire ecosystems. Big cats are unique umbrella species; by conserving cats and their landscapes, Panthera saves a multitude of wildlife."
Merritt Paulson Former Panthera Board Member; Owner and President of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer
"Panthera is a much appreciated partner of GRI in Zambia. With its unmatched expertise in big cat conservation, our relationship with Panthera has enabled GRI to access the highest international standards of technical and scientific conservation support. Panthera field staff are engaged at all levels of our field operations and have constantly provided fundamental positive advice and contributions on a day-to-day basis. We look forward to continuing to work together to secure viable habitats for vital carnivore and other wildlife populations of the region."
Sport Beattie Founder & CEO, Game Rangers International
"Dr. Rabinowitz’s commitment to conservation is unparalleled. It’s that single minded pursuit that has led to saving so many cats and so much of their habitats, earning our respect and this lifetime achievement award."
Vyv Simson Executive Producer and Creative Director of the Natural History Unit, Africa
"Save the Tiger Fund has partnered with Panthera because we recognize the urgency of the current state of tigers in the wild and because Panthera knows how to save tigers."
Jeff Trandahl Executive Director and CEO of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
"The Wildlife Conservation Trust is truly delighted to join Panthera's Global Alliance, an unprecedented example of environmental collaboration. Having led by example in tiger conservation in the Indian landscape, it is heartening for the Wildlife Conservation Trust to be part of a truly unique international coalition that shares both our passion and commitment to the big cats - along with the determination to save them."
Mr. Hemendra Kothari Founder and Chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Trust
"Before Panthera came along, we were struggling to ramp up wildlife monitoring and law enforcement efforts in our project site. Now, Panthera's support has allowed us to do this by working closely with the Malaysian government. With this partnership in place, I firmly believe the Malayan tiger now stands a better chance of survival."
"The image and spirit of the leopard is an inspiration to millions around the world, including myself… I feel privileged to give back to a creature that depends for its future on what we do now to save it… and I urge the wider world to join Panthera and me in this mission."
Shania Twain Recording Artist & International Icon
"Peace Parks Foundation is honoured to be able to partner with Panthera on projects such as the Furs for Life Leopard protection initiative in South Africa. Panthera has proven itself as a trustworthy and reliable partner that brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience not easily found elsewhere – truly making them one of the leading agencies in global big cat conservation."
Werner Myburgh CEO, Peace Parks Foundation
"Panthera has been an extraordinary ally of the Colombian Natural National Parks, supporting our work with their excellent scientific knowledge about big cats, with their awareness campaigns for communities, and with the invaluable support for the declaration of Protected Areas which are essential to our country's great biodiversity and the presence of the jaguar."
Julia Miranda Londoño General Director, Colombian Natural National Parks
"Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative ranks with the world’s most ambitious conservation programs."
"Recognizing the importance of China in saving snow leopards, Panthera launched its conservation program here in 2008. Shan Shui was lucky to partner with Panthera since day one. Panthera’s commitment to community-based conservation backed by strong science is already making a difference across the vast Sanjiangyuan, the headwaters in the east of Tibetan Plateau and the key snow leopard habitats. Tibetan herders here are not just co-existing with the big cat, but actively protecting it. We wish, together, to make the snow leopard China’s next conservation icon, like the giant panda."
Wang Yan Operation Director, Shanshui Conservation Center
"In 2013/2014 the BBC collaborated with the Panthera Puma Programme, Wyoming, to make a wildlife documentary about mountain lions. The filming relied on the research, knowledge and cooperation of the Panthera scientists, whose commitment to improving the understanding of mountain lions was integral to the story told in the film."
David Johnson Producer, BBC
"In the remote northeast India, Panthera and Aaranayak are working together in a very important Tigers Forever site called Manas National Park which has a recovering tiger population. Panthera's effort to improve law enforcement of the site and rigorously and scientifically monitor the tiger population will allow us to observe change as it happens on the ground and assess how improved law enforcement is helping the population."
M Firoz Ahmed, PhD Conservation Biologist & Coordinator, Tiger Research and Conservation Initiative, Aaranayak