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  

6 people found this review helpful

A friend suggested I become a fan of Panthera on Facebook and I have since been keeping up with their daily updates. I already know a great deal about their work throughout the world and think that Panthera is unique within the sea of nonprofit conservation organizations because they have such an amazing mix of field biologists, including George Schaller, Alan Rabinowitz and other big cat experts. Both George and Alan are world renowned scientists who are two of the original founders of the overall conservation field. The expertise of Panthera’s staff, their innovative research and cat corridor projects and their partnerships with local individuals and communities to stop human-cat conflicts makes Panthera a stellar environmental conservation organization. They are actively engaging with big cat fans on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media websites as well, which goes to show how much they care about interacting with their audiences and teaching others about ways to save big cats.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely well informed and passionate about the work that they do on a daily basis.

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About every week

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2010-4-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I am intimately familiar with Panthera as my roommate works there. I have read several of their reports and am especially familiar with their work in South and Southeast Asia as this is my global area of expertise. They do excellent work and certainly deserve funding for their impressive projects.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the learning experience. Knowing about apex predators and the ecosystem has made me more conscious of my daily actions and made me more environmentally conscious.

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About every month

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2010-2-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have worked with many nonprofits but my experience with Panthera really stands out. Their staff is incredibly dedicated, creative and passionate about saving big cats. I interact mainly with the Managing Director, Web and Communications Coordinator and the Fundraising Director. Each of these women have impressed me with their creative and inventive ideas, ability to work as a cohesive team, commitment to fulfilling the organization's mission, and commitment to being responsible stewards of their donor's contributions.

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Incredible. Panthera has gathered the very best staff from across the globe. They work tirelessly and their passion for saving big cats is incredible - truly inspiring. The excitement and enthusiasm in their office is palpable and contagious.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Establishing more corridors like the Jaguar Corridor in South America, to outfitting park rangers in Asia, fund more researchers and scientists, support community programs. 100% of contributions from supporters goes directly into the field.

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About every week

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2010-4-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My eyes were opened and I was so touched by all I learned and saw that it has stayed with me. I find myself sharing my story and trying to help make others aware of the plight and challenge facing the different species of

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help ensure critical education for our world and keep beautiful creatures like the Wild Cats forever a part of it...

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One time

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2010-3-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I have always been very passionate about wildlife conservation and when I heard about Panthera's work in the field of big cat conservation, I decided to visit their office in NYC during one of my trips there. I had the opportunity to talk to a number of people, ranging from office staff to GIS specialists to researchers working in the field. I also learnt a lot about Panthera's worldwide efforts in protecting the big cats. I was very impressed by the level of professionalism and the hard work that this organization is putting into this worthy cause.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very professional and genuinely enthusiastic about their work. They realize the significance of the cause that they're involved with and put in more than their 100% in their efforts.

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One time

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2009-8-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I think that most of us will never forget the first time we saw a big cat. Sadly, my first encounter was at the zoo in my hometown and not out in the wild. But from behind the glass, I could see the strength and power of this large, muscular cat. I made a connection then and I have had great respect for these animals ever since. I am forever grateful for organizations like Panthera who are making great strides to save these majestic cats and their habitats so that future generations may also learn to love these charismatic creatures. Panthera has continued to impress me through their efforts to save big cats using range-wide conservation strategies across the globe and through their efforts to ensure that every dollar donated goes to the field where it is needed most. I have been lucky enough to meet several members of Panthera’s team and know that they are a passionate and dedicated group of cat conservationists whose efforts deserve to be recognized.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, passionate, well-informed people who are able to think outside the box to ensure that we stay one step ahead in the fight to save these big cats

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue to make great strides in the field of big cat conservation

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About every six months

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2010-3-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Justin (age 7) and Kate (age 5) created Cans 4 Cats which collects and recycles aluminum cans in order to raise money for big cat conservation. We first heard of Panthera while reading a National Geographic article and were impressed that all our money goes to support big cat conservation. We have sent several donations to Panthera and each time the kids receive a very personal thank you note, thanking them and encouraging them to continue pursuing their goals. Panthera has featured the kids in their newsletter and have really worked toward building a relationship with us. We look forward to a long relationship with Panthera.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way they continue to encourage my children to pursue their dreams and goals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absolutely amazing. We are actually planning a trip to NYC to meet the staff of Panthera.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save the amazing animals that need their help!

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About every month

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2010-4-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Panthera is the undisputed heavy weight champion of Wild Cat conservation. Panthera's management is a veritable dream team of cat conservationists with limitless passion to advance one of the planets most important causes. Panthera offers participants access to best of breed science and strategies aimed at ensuring the sustained longevity and growth of wild cat populations. Unlike competing organizations Panthera's is uniquely structured to be 100% efficient so every dollar donated is applied directly to conservation. If you are looking for the agile, aggressive and outside the box approach necessary to tackle the tough issue of wild cat conservation then Panthera is your stop.

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About once a year

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2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Panthera's team is very passionate about their cause and has made significant efforts to effectively help conserve the world's wildcats. In developing this video project, Panthera has played a hands-on role, providing scientific and creative advice. The Managing Director took great care of the product we were producing. She made us feel like we were part of a team developing not just a video, but helping to convey the wider message about protecting our rainforests.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people. Panthera's staff is extremely passionate about their cause, and their passion directly translates to results in the field.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Everyone at Panthera is very kind, helpful and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really help conserve and save our wildcats and provide scholarships to students and up-and-coming researchers in order to help sustain conservation efforts!

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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