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.
The presence of wild cats--our landscape guardians--indicate healthy, intact ecosystems that support all life, including people around the world.
Panthera's core programs focus on implementing conservation strategies for some of the world's most imperiled large cats--tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards. Our scientists also implement conservation and research initiatives on many of the 31 smaller wild cat species around the globe.
While Panthera’s efforts are focused on saving wild cats, the impacts go far beyond.
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