Panthera

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.

Historic Jaguar Agreement

Historic Jaguar Conservation Agreement

January 27, 2013

MOU with Panthera Launches Guyana’s First Jaguar Conservation Framework. The jaguars of Guyana gained significant ground this month with the establishment of the country’s first official jaguar-focused agreement by the government of Guyana and wild cat conservation organization, Panthera. Gathering in Georgetown, Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Honorable Robert M. Persaud, […]

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Man And Beast

Man And Beast

December 6, 2012

‘Man and Beast,’ a beautifully shot short film by Canon that portrays the life and early conservation career of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. Produced with a new and technologically advanced Canon Cinema EOS camera, this short film tells the story of Dr. Rabinowitz’s childhood, how he faced and overcame a debilitating stutter and how […]

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© Steve Winter / Panthera

Fuller Symposium: Conservation Crime

November 13, 2012

The criminal exploitation of nature — the illegal killing, capture, and trade of wild species — has escalated to the point where it could undo generations of conservation efforts. Scientific advancements, innovative technologies, and strengthened policy initiatives have the potential to turn the tide against the organized crime syndicates pushing many of our most iconic […]

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Lion Cub Photo by Beverly Joubert

Good News for Big Cats

September 18, 2012

National Geographic’s pilot project to save big cats in the Masai Steppe region of Tanzania is exceeding expectations. Saving big cats is possible when the right combinations of innovative and sustainable conservation techniques are fully implemented. As a measure of this success, National Geographics pilot project is ready to expand after only a few short […]

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Jaguars to Win Critical Habitat

Jaguars to Win Critical Habitat

August 23, 2012

In a victory almost 20 years in the making, 838,232 acres of protected “critical habitat” have been proposed for American jaguars in Arizona and New Mexico — thanks to many years of petitions, lawsuits, study and public outreach by conservation groups like Panthera and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD). The largest cats in the […]

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Walking with Lions

Walking with Lions

July 31, 2012

A new report published in the international conservation journal Oryx concludes that commercial ‘wildlife encounter’ operations across Africa promoting the reintroduction of captive lions do little to further the conservation of African lions in the wild. ‘Walking with lions: Why there is no role for captive-origin lions (Panthera leo) in species restoration’ was authored by […]

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