PANTHERA

Rating: 4.87 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 8 W. 40 Street New York NY 10018 USA

Mission: Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.
Geographic areas served: North, Central and Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East
Programs: Panthera is working to ensure a future for the world's big cats (tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards) by converting science into conservation action on a global scale. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of the world’s leading cat biologists, Panthera develops, implements, and oversees range-wide species conservation strategies for the largest and most imperiled cats. Panthera forges partnerships from the bottom up with local communities, park guards, and educators; and top down with policy-makers, environmental agencies, presidents and prime ministers. We work on a scale that will make a difference - globally. Our reach spans northern Argentina through Mexico; India to the Russian Far East; Senegal to South Africa; and Mongolia to Afghanistan. Panthera currently focuses its range-wide conservation strategies on the world’s largest, most imperiled cats – tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards – and is planning conservation strategies for cheetahs, leopards and mountain lions. Panthera also supports research and conservation activities on populations of other cat species, as well as initiatives to improve felid research techniques and methodology. To learn more about our conservation programs for tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards and other cat species, visit our website at www.panthera.org

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

When we invest in a cause, nothing is more deeply satisfying than to know our support has direct impact. Panthera utilise our funds in the field, in essence connecting us with opportunities of real value, benefiting conservation, community initiatives and research vital to saving Big Cats.

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Our culture gobbles up beautiful images of wildlife, but we often fail to realize that those pictures are all we will have left in the future if decisive action is not taken to preserve that precious wildlife. It is real boots-on-the-ground organizations like Panthera that make a difference. Saving the planet's big cats is a great mission that goes beyond the preservation of large felines, as these are top predators in the food chain and in order to save them entire ecosystems must be preserved, factoring in human needs in the affected territories as well. Panthera's work in Brazil's Pantanal is a prime example of this kind of work. The wonderful book TIGERS FOREVER that is just coming out, a joint effort bringing Panthera together with National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, author Sharon Guynup, and the National Geographic book division, is visually stunning, emotionally charged and intellectually compelling. It will surely go a long way to continue spreading the word about how important saving our big cats is. Panthera is a leading organization doing real, sustained, passionate work. Way to go Panthera!

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Make more resources available to them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Finding a way to effectively support conservation is difficult, suspicions that funds are not applied earnestly to the cause abound. Not so with Panthera - all fund go to the cause. Also while I love big cats and that's my goal, the collateral benefits of preserving predators that roam large territories is the conservation of all other creatures and plants, and yes even humans.

Panthera combines solid science with an appreciation of the realities of politics, their strategies reflect the need to simultaneously address these factors to bring about change.

Panthera - unquestionable cause, effective strategy and professional implementation

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No change required, careful succession planning for key personnel and increased funding vital

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have ALWAYS loved the big cats & the dedicated work of Pantera around the world is so very important--from the science, to the education, to the field projects, & the grants they provide--the sacrifices made by Pantera's people--& many volunteers, their passion & tireless efforts, & the elegance with which they communicate has made MANY people who would otherwise have NO CLUE understand how--as Pantera says: "Cats act as landscape guardians & their presence indicates healthy, intact ecosystems that are crucial for all life, including people."

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pour a LOT more money into it!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dedicated volunteers, highly accessible to the public in keeping me informed about issues I never knew about before, and most of all doing such essential conservation and scientific research work. I'm astounded by the level of dedication the members of this organisation have, and the way they have pioneered new research in the field to help conservation efforts. Truly worthy of recognition.

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Wouldn't change a thing, except their profile needs to be higher amongst the general public.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have always been passionate about the big cats, how I remained uninformed about this wonderful organization until about a year ago, well, its a mystery, but I am grateful to this group, their dedication, their selfless work on preservation and educational posts, documentries etc rank among the best. They are my first choice for donations and I try and contribute as much as I am able. A worthy nonprofit.

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stumped. can't think of anything. just impressed with them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization with astounding people that wholeheartedly sacrifice the essentials of their lives in saving Big cats in our world. I can sum up the greatness of this organization in one word-Awesome. they do their very best in preventing our Big Cats from being wiped out permanently from the face of our planet.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

Panthera is a brilliant organization. They are committed to animals they champion and also the educating the world about those animals, their environments, and their importance to the world. Their transparency allows those of us who support them with our pennies to do so secure in the knowledge that even we are able to help. Brava, Panthera!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am impressed and excited by the mission of Panthera to save endangered wil cats. Its a terrific organization, There does not seem to be a lot of overhead and the money goes straight to the programs that benefit these beautiful creatures. I am hooked as its become one of my favorite charities. Keep up the great work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found Panthera while searching for an organization to work with for my daughter's fundraising efforts:

http://www.thewriterrevived.com/2013/08/introducing-sbs-save-siberian-campaign.html

She wants to help save the Siberian tiger. I am impressed with the mission and methods of Panthera. They are very innovative. And the people are so clearly passionate about what they do.

All donor funds go directly to the field, which is unique and completely awesome. Panthera does great things!

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