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.
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!
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
I found Panthera while searching for an organization to work with for my daughter's fundraising efforts:
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!
Panthera sets the standard for wild-life charities. It is clear in its objectives - to save the tragically endangered big cats on our planet. It is clear in its methods - apply scientific measurements and methods to conservation and protection. It is clear in its fund-raising and what the money pays for - properly organised research trips and analysis of results put into operation and practice and . It recruits the best in the field.
It has determination and unrelenting drive.
Serious and science-based charity. I'm happy to support projects that show they know what they're talking about, and they definitely are an authority in big feline protection.
They're big enough to be effective in positively influencing local governments and communities with realistic projects, but they're not a behemoth with overgrown directive staff.
I definitely hope success for their efforts for saving big cats.
I have known about Panthera for almost four years now. In that short time, particularly through its communications and public relations campaigns, it has grown from a barely-visible organization around the world to one, if not the most, influential big cat conservation effort out there. I am proud to have contributed to its cause and will continue to support the organization's grand work.
Panthera is a brilliant organisation. I believe that the diversity of life on earth is a wonderful thing, which should always be protected and cherished. Therefore, I fully support the fantastic work that Panthera do to protect big cats.
I am working in Bolivia with tourism and have been lucky to meet some of the staff of panthera , without their work big cats throughout the world would be a lot more local extinctions. The plans they implement especially with cattle ranchers and the jaguar corridor will go a long way to ensuring amazing animals such as Jaguars a future.
I've been following Panthera for a while now on Facebook and the work they do for the continual survival of big cats is fantastic. The effort they put into conservation and education is second to none and I fully support their efforts to preserve the most magnificent of animals that walk this planet, the big cats. Organisations like Panthera are more important than ever in today's climate and their work, effort and dedication is vital and should be applauded.
I just recently discovered Panthera, and absolutely love their mission and all the great work they are doing with wild cats. Big cats are my favorite animal, and I am happy that there is an organization dedicated just to them!
I recently found out about this group and completely support their work with our endangered cats they have brought further insight into the struggles our large cats endure and work with locals in the areas where conflicts b/t humans and cats occur to educate and assist the locals to reduce conflicts and encourage coexistence b/t the two.
After realizing that I want to spend my life studying and working for the conservation of wildlife I soon discovered Panthera. Knowing that 100% of every donation is going into the field makes this in my opinion the leading organisation for felid conservation. Thank you, Panthera.... for fighting for these magnificent animals and making sure that this planet keeps some of its most beautiful wonders.
I've always been a great lover of the nature and specially the cats, large and small, I am already member of WWF, and adopted a tiger, but now that I found this organization I'm happy to know that we are a lot of people that know the importance to preserv the felines specially the large ones, there's a lot of work to do, and with organizations like Panthera will be more probably to protect our beloved cats.
I recently found out about Panthera and their amazing work, they have an ambitious idea, but not impossible if people would learn and understand that these great cats deserve to live and be free. Through amazing pictures of trap cameras, researches and efforts Panthera is showing the beauty and importance of those cats and helping awareness, however much more has to be done and the struggle is enormous, i hope more people will learn about their work and show the support they deserve.
I've always loved big cats and recently started learning about Panthera's conservation efforts. They have an amazing team of dedicated people willing to go the distance to ensure the survival of these wonderful animals. I personally admire how every penny people donate goes straight to their programs. I'm glad to see there are still many people fighting for our planet. Their work is extremely valuable and admirable.
Panthera is an amazing non-profit. They have one goal, and that is to save cats in our natural world.
It is a huge task, but they have a stellar staff, world renowned wildlife biologists and conservationists, and they work all over the world. They are thoughtful with their mission, and work smartly to accomplish it.
They have the passion in their guts to make their mission a reality. Panthera is indeed a "great nonprofit".
Panthera is an amazing organization. It is led by incredibly competent, passionate, and intelligent indiviudals. The mission of the organization is ambitious and energetic. They recently were involved in a snow leopard issue in Mongolia, and the manor in which they handled it was top notch.
They are always at the forefront when issues arise regarding the big cats. It feels like they are an organization tha can truly meet their ambitious mission goals.
They are indeed a force in the conservation world.
I write children's books about animals and wanted to use some of the proceeds to help save the tigers. I was looking for a place to represent, and Thane Maynard of the Cincinnati Zoo steered me toward Panthera. I love how money to Panthera goes directly to helping save the big cats. What a wonderful organization that educates and protects the big cats all over the world.
They work on a huge global scale to save the world's endangered cat species through education, anti-poaching, awareness, and protection. Their dedication and transparency should be rewarded. This is why I'm donating a percentage of the royalties of my novel The See-Through Leopard to their organization. It's too easy to sit back and do nothing, but the team are helping to make changes before it's too late.
These guys are amazing, they re-think conservations of big felines.
They created fake leopard fur and convinced some communities to wear it instead of the traditional fur used in rituals. Check their website and see how much they've achieved, to save big cats, working and educating the locals, whether it's in Africa, Asia our on the American continent. if it is possible to save big cats from extinction, then I believe that Panthera will be a large contributor :)
I study animal management and came across Panthera a couple of years ago. I follow their projects and am really impressed with their work. I admire the passion, which i share, for big felines. I think the interaction with humans has devastated some cat population and Panthera's approach to conservation has assessed this issue very quickly and in an unique way. I do not know of any other conservation groups who bought land and ranches like Panthera did in South America. This allow them to control the staff and their interaction with the predator, but also creates jobs by creating security patrols, building sites...
Also, Panthera is involved and initiated the tiger forever and tiger corridors projects that were adapted with the BBC for TV and was hugely popular.
It is by teaching and educating the people that we will save the cats. Panthera understands this and tackles the problem at its origin.
Thank you guys for doing such a great job :)
This charity works on a vast, international scale to save big cats in the wild. They've successfully negotiated with difficult governments, like Myanmar and Guyana to help conserve leopards and tigers. Their Tigers Forever project focuses on saving tigers by stopping poaching, preserving habitat, creating wildlife corridors, research, and helping the people in the area, which is key to helping the animals. A truly excellent big cat charity that I can't endorse heartily enough.
Amazing organization! Dr. Rabinowitz and his team do fantastic work with wild cat populations, and with education of the indigenous people on why we need to help these cats survive in the wild! I support their mission wholeheartedly!
On my own struggles to write a nonprofit book about the Panthera cats I came in contact with the Panthera Organization almost a year from now. They are so friendly and have no problem at all to share their knowledge and let you in the fantastic world of great cats of the world.
I think it is so unbelivable that there still can be people that fight the hard battles for others and keep going as long as i needs.
Panthera is an great organization. It is led by incredibly competent, passionate group of people dedicated in protecting the wild cats throughout the world.
Panthera works all around the world with leading wild cat experts to design and implement science-based conservation strategies. In particular, large felines such as tigers, lions, and snow leopards are top predators in their ecosystems. If they decline, the health of the ecosystem declines. Since of course humans are also members of ecosystems, the loss of these animals also has a negative impact on humans.
I first became aware of Panthera and their mission to preserve the world's wild cats while reading an article about their founder Thomas S. Kaplan in the January 7, 2010 online edition of The New York Times. I have always had a passion for wildlife, especially the big cats so I was ecstatic to find an organization solely dedicated to helping their survival. Since then I have attended a few of their lectures, follow them on their social media sites as well as frequently visit their extensive knowledgeable website to learn as much as I can and find ways that I can help. Panthera's scientists and staff are passionate and dedicated, totally determined to save our wild cats. Their wild cat conservation endeavor is both global and an innovative approach. Their programs are community-based helping to educate communities in how they can coexist and help with the preservation of these amazing cats. Panthera's determination and efforts get results. Recently the Government of Mongolia had issued a proposal which would have allowed the hunting of 4 or more endangered snow leopards for research. Panthera's team of wild cat experts, including the renowned Dr. George Schaller and Dr. Tom McCarthy, Panthera's Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, amazing staff and with the help of almost 3,500 people who signed Panthera's petition within 2 days, were able to get the proposal rescinded. The wild cats of the world stand a chance for survival with Panthera on their side.
Panthera is a wonderful organization that I have supported for about a year - ever since I read about them and their mission to save the wild cats. Although I am not a scientist or researcher, I have a keen interest in big cats and have found the best and most trustworthy information from the Panthera experts who have actually been out in the field. Their field programs not only deal with researching and saving the big cats, but also educating and working with the local people who live side by side with the big cats. I'm an interpreter at a zoo and I, along with every zoo keeper and zoo volunteer that I know, would rather see the animals out in the wild. However, I use Panthera's information about their programs and their expert big cat knowledge to educate the people who I talk with when I stand by the big cat exhibits. I can go on and on about the wonderful books, videos, documentaries and photos that can be found via the Panthera website, but I think you get the idea of what a great organization they are.
Having watched and been both inspired and mesmerized by the wonderful program, Lost Land of the Tiger, I was keen to know more about the organisation involved in this amazing program.
I found a truly passionate, dedicated and importantly, knowledgeable and objective bunch of people. True professionals.
I have been following Panthera on Facebook and have found their posts, information links and photographs consistently inspiring, informative and objective, their passion never seems to get in the way of the facts, essential if the big cats are to be saved.
Panthera not only funds my research, but its staff has also been of constant support, from helping me organise the logistical aspects of my project to offering advice on scientific approach.
Panthera puts its resources into the research and conservation of wild cats all over the world and their public presence has also helped with extensive awareness-raising. Their focus on protecting not just the cats but also their ecosystems means that a whole range of species and habitats benefit from Panthera’s work. Their projects produce tangible results and all funds donated to this organisation go straight to the work in the field.
As a photographer in the UK I've run photo days at WHF in Kent. Panthera and all that work with them are an inspiration to us all to help and support the work they to and to help spread the word.
As an aspiring zoologist with a great love for big cats, Panthera is like a dream. They know exactly how to save these wonderful animals. They understand it is about working with and educating the people that have coexisted with them and that will want to continue to coexist with them. Perfect example-Massai warriors were lion hunters, now they are lion guardians. I hope to one day have the honor of working with Panthera and the great people who have dedicated their lives to saving these animals.
I am in a Global Field Master's Program with a concentration on big cats. I find Panthera's research, field work and journal articles enlightening and inspiring.
Recently Panthera's Jaguar Corridor Initiative was used in our course work discussion as an example of an approach that not only will save jaguars but serve as a template for corridors initiatives for other species.
I look to Panthera for the most up to date knowledge on programs to save the world's big cats.
Panthera are new to my radar, but already in this past year I am impressed by the scope of their work and practical implementation that also ties in well to ongoing research.
I hope to support this charity next as my annual wildlife charity.
well done on all the great work and for bringing home the news and information so succintly to readers. I follow as much as possible using facebook.
As a fourth year zooligist studying at Glasgow university it is extremely useful knowing that I can have up to date reports on different conservation initiatives aimed at protecting the worlds big cats. As big carnivores are what interest me most. Pantheria alerted me to the mongolian government possibly killing snow leopards as part of their research on the species. If it wasn't for Pantheria i would not of signed a petition in a bid to put a stop to this, which thankfully was successful. Being on facebook makes it easily accessible and people can keep up to date with what is going on around the world. I think what Pantheria are doing is brilliant.
Panthera is a nonprofit that works to preserve the world's species of wild cats. Its staff, including George Schaller, Alan Rabinowitz, Luke Hunter, consists of some of the most renowned names in not just cat conservation, but wildlife conservation as a whole. Panthera is doing cutting-edge work in Latin America, linking wild habitats with domesticated ones to preserve viable lands for future generations of the beautiful jaguar. It is doing similar work for the lion in Africa, and the tiger throughout Asia. Panthera has also created educational programs that are training the next generation of field conservationists and biologists in developing countries. This is a remarkable organization that puts 100% of donated funds into the field.
I first became aware of Panthera through Project Leonardo, a program to help save African Lions. I think the piece that touches me most are the scholarships and research support awarded to 12 graduate students working with lions in 9 countries. These on the ground educated experts will give hope to a possible future of these endangered cats.
Their future is uncertain, we may be too late. But I stand behind this organization and their efforts of prevention to help Big cats be a part of our future.
Being a zookeeper it's nice to see organizations outside of us who are so involved in education and conservation of big cats. They are valuable part of the worlds ecosystems and they are of course beautifully designed to fulfill those roles. I am glad that panthera is so involved and has done so much to help conserve them in the wild.
As a clothing and textile historian who has extensively researched and written about the use of leopard and other wild cat furs in fashion history, I can appreciate very vividly the need to support the conservation of wild cats and stop the illegal and destructive trade in exotic furs. Panthera is a valuable resource for education, conservation campaigns, and other issues vital to wild cat survival and protection. I have been able to support small campaigns because of their informative newsletters--a cause such as the To Skin A Cat documentary project regarding the plight of leopards in South Africa might not have come to my attention any other way. I am very proud to support all their efforts.
Panthera does a wonderful job supporting wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. Big cats are a vital part of all ecosystems but are largely misunderstood animals. Killed by farmers and hunted for their fur, this majestic creatures need our protection before they are all gone. Keep up the good work.
Our organization supports Panthera b/c they are doing real work to save wild cats. Panthera builidng infrastructure around the world to educate local communities and invest in local businesses so they can live in harmony with wildlife.
I have not had a lot of interaction with nonprofit organizations but was tipped off about Panthera’s work by a friend. I read up about their different projects in Asia, Africa, Latin America and other regions of the world and was overwhelmingly impressed by their ability to carry out such effective conservation initiatives by joining forces with local communities, conservation organizations on the ground and even members of the government. The corridor projects they are working on for tigers in Asia and jaguars in Latin America are especially impressive – they are researching current cat populations and setting up protected landscapes to connect these populations and ensure the survival of big cats and their habitats. You can tell how passionate Panthera’s staff are about their work by just listening to interviews with their President/CEO and reading articles written by their field staff. For anyone who hasn’t seen this, you should check out the interview of Alan Rabinowitz, Panthera’s President and CEO, on The Stephen Colbert Report. Alan explains why he fell in love with animals and it almost makes Stephen cry! If you have even a dollar to give, you should think about donating it to Panthera to help save big cats.
A speaker from Panthera has visited our school a few times this year. I appreciate the outreach work the organization has done with us. Panthera has developed a thoughtful, comprehensive initiative to save the big cats around the world. My students learned about the different components of the project. One aspect that caught the students' interests was the work that Panthera does with locals living near endangered big cats. It is vital that the students see how communities can change their behavior in order to accommodate the needs of the animals in a given ecosystem. Through education and increased awareness, our 'ecosystem guardians' will be better protected, their homes and the earth will remain healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.