Panthera’s mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action. Watch this video to learn about Panthera’s story.

Panthera has brought together the world’s leading wild cat experts to direct and implement effective conservation strategies for the world’s largest and most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. Our approach to wild cat conservation is rooted in science and based upon decades of first hand field experience.

We seek a future in which the world’s 37 wild cat species have the necessary and ongoing protection from human and environmental threats to persist and thrive in the wild. Our vision sees endangered wild cat populations rebounded, critical habitats and core populations connected by genetic and biological corridors, and a global commitment to protect these iconic species through near and distant futures.

Learn more about specific Panthera Programs designed to protect the world’s endangered wild cats.

80 Million for Wild Cats

Funding Scientific Leadership

June 4, 2014

Environmental philanthropists from China, India, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States have together provided funding of $80 Million to change the course of wild cat protection through Panthera, the leading organization dedicated to ensuring the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and conservation action. The announcement of this unique global alliance […]

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Art Claiborne

Tribute: Conservationist Art Claiborne

February 6, 2014

The wildlife conservation world has lost a champion. On February 3rd, 2014, Art Ortenberg, the brilliant business partner behind the legendary fashion designer (who was also his life partner) Liz Claiborne, passed away at the age of 87. While his family and friends at Panthera mourn his passing, we also remember a life well-lived, with […]

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African Lion and Cub ©-Beverly Joubert

Big Cat Week – A Wildlife Journey

February 5, 2014

Big Cat Week launched in Australia this week on the Nat Geo Wild Channel. The annual event invites viewers into the world of big cats, exploring the amazing abilities, raw power and beauty of these impressive animals. In trade mark style National Geographic has aligned stunning and insightful documentaries with online resources that offer an […]

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Lion © Beverly Joubert

Last Hope for Lions in West Africa

January 10, 2014

A report published this week concludes that the African lion is facing extinction across the entire West African region. The West African lion once ranged continuously from Senegal to Nigeria, but the new paper reveals there are now only an estimated 250 adult lions restricted to four isolated and severely imperiled populations. Only one of […]

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Furs For Life Leopard Project

Aligning Culture with Conservation

November 18, 2013

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has entered into an agreement with Panthera, the world’s leading big-cat conservation organization, through the Furs For Life Leopard Project to ship faux leopard furs to Africa to help protect this endangered species whose fur is ceremonially worn by followers of the Shembe community in South Africa. On behalf […]

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A Boy's Promise

A Boy’s Promise

July 18, 2013

When a storm sent Alan Rabinowitz’s plane crashing into the jungle, the world’s foremost jaguar protector knew that wasn’t enough to stop him. Now, as he faces a life and death struggle with cancer, he explains his efforts to create the world’s greatest jaguar corridor before it’s too late. Watch ‘A Boy’s Promise’ to learn […]

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