Panthera

Panthera, founded in 2006, is devoted exclusively to preserving wild cats and their critical role in the world’s ecosystems. Panthera’s team of leading biologists, law enforcement experts and wild cat advocates develop innovative strategies based on the best available science to protect cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards and tigers and their vast landscapes. In 50 countries around the world, Panthera works with a wide variety of stakeholders to reduce or eliminate the most pressing threats to wild cats—securing their future, and ours.

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Panthera in People

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 25, 2022

This week, Panthera and Senegal’s Department of National Parks (DPN)  announced that the lion population in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park has more than doubled from 10 to 15 in 2011 to an estimated 40 today, thanks to concerted anti-poaching and monitoring efforts. In a first for the nation of Senegal, scientists also announced they have successfully GPS-collared six lions, which will provide critical data for the protection of the species.

While collaring the six lions, the scientists also found a lone young skinny female lioness, who had become separated from her pride and was not able to hunt on her own. Upon closer inspection, they discovered she had a face full of porcupine quills preventing her from eating. Recognizing that her chances for survival were low, they decided to dart her with tranquilizers so they could remove the quills from her mouth and face, disinfect her wounds, and give her antibiotics.

See the story in People.

Permalink | Posted on May 25, 2022 at 9:42 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Panthera study in Science, Treehugger

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jan. 21, 2022

For the first time, Panthera scientists have documented evidence that female jaguars use tactics similar to female lions to prevent their cubs from being killed by adult males. The tactics include hiding their offspring while they distract males by flirting and indulging their sexual attention. See coverage of the Panthera study in Science and Treehugger .

Permalink | Posted on Jan 21, 2022 at 10:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Panthera in The Guardian

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 04, 2021

The Guardian’s Liam Miller takes an in-depth look at a program supported by Panthera that is using sheepdogs to keep pumas from preying on sheep in Patagonia, offering a new model for protecting livestock and diffusing conflict with ranchers.
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Permalink | Posted on Jul 04, 2021 at 11:49 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Panthera in Barron’s, Inside Philanthropy

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 11, 2021

In May 2019, IDEXX CEO Jonathan Ayers appeared on CNBC’s Mad Money, where host Jim Cramer called the veterinary diagnostics company “one of the hottest stocks on the market.” Just one month later, Ayers suffered a nearly fatal cycling accident that left him a quadriplegic,. Ayers is now embarking on his next chapter. In April, he pledged at least $20 million over the next 10 years to Panthera’s Global Alliance for Wild Cats, an ambitious initiative to protect the world’s most threatened wild cats.

PKPR secured coverage in a wide range of outlets including Barron’s, Inside Philanthropy, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Ability Magazine, Today’s Veterinary Business, Good News Network, and World Atlas

Permalink | Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:20 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Panthera on NPR’s Science Friday

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 16, 2021

An innovative audio monitoring initiative that records gunshots, barking dogs, and poacher conversations is helping authorities more effectively track and curtail jaguar poachers in Central American jungles. PKPR placed a segmhttps://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/soundscape-justice-jungle/ent on NPR’s Science Friday which features some unintended audio symphonies of birds, monkeys, and other wildlife that erupt into chorus when people are absent.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 8:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Panthera in Smithsonian Magazine

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jan. 21, 2021

25 years after gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, and just weeks after the Trump administration’s removal of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act, Smithsonian looks at a new study from Panthera providing the first evidence that gray wolves, not hunters, are the primary drivers of the decline in puma populations in Northwest Wyoming. While wolves have previously been shown to affect pumas’ prey selection and habitat use.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 21, 2021 at 12:32 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Panthera on The Weather Channel

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 15, 2020

Mark Elbroch, the director of Panthera’s Puma Program, appeared on The Weather Channel tonight to discuss how how wildfires are impacting pumas and what someone should do if they encounter a puma.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 5:04 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Panthera in CNN, People, Al Jazeera

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 31, 2020

In a hopeful sign that the Endangered tiger is on the rebound, Panthera’s remote camera traps have captured spectacular new footage and photos of numerous new tigers in the western Thailand for the first time in four years. Checkout the coverage in outlets including CNN, People, Lonely Planet, and Al Jazeera

Permalink | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 5:14 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


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