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Luke Hunter

Finding the Last Cheetahs of Iran

Luke Hunter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Luke Hunter

My hope is that National Geographic's wonderful photographs bring the predicament of this critically endangered cat to a new audience who, like most Iranians a decade ago, had never heard of the cheetah's existence in the country.

Captive Lion Reintroduction, a 'Conservation Myth'

Luke Hunter | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Luke Hunter

The lion encounter industry does nothing to conserve wild lions. For my money, I'd stick with the real thing: no matter what the glossy brochures and gushy advertising claim, it won't ever involve tame lions.

Hunting Lions: Unpalatable but Necessary for Conservation?

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Shooting a big cat in the name of "sport" nauseates me; I've spent a career working to conserve the world's great cats. Yet I question the effort to list the African lion under the Endangered Species Act.