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NSFW PHOTOS: Horrors Of The Tiger Bone Wine Trade

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

A new report by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an international advocacy group, suggests that China is knowingly violating i...

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.

Cat Tales: The Story of Ngoye -- A Snare Victim

Panthera | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Panthera

A wire snare is cheap to make, easy to set and deadly for big cats. One recent victim close to my heart is a leopard called Ngoye. She is the central character of a project I started 10 years ago in Phinda, South Africa -- Panthera's Munyawana Leopard Project.

Hunting Lions: Unpalatable but Necessary for Conservation?

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

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.

Cat Tales, Issue 3: Brush with a Tigress

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

Panthera gathered stories from our scientists, researchers and partners about their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild. Below is a story f...

Conservation's Unsung Heroes: The Best Story's Never Told

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

In many countries around the world, working to save wildlife is viewed as a lowly position with little to no recognition accompanied by a meager and inconsistent paycheck.

Dave Salmoni: Tormenting Lions for TV

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Panthera

The greatest shame of this made-for-TV nonsense is that it obscures the authentic conservation efforts undertaken by thousands of passionate, anonymous professionals working in Africa today.

From Desktop to Mountaintop - The Reality of Apple's Newest Icon

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

Snow leopards are one of the most distinctive cats - stocky, covered in thick grey fur with large black rosettes, and they have small, rounded ears - an adaptation to minimize heat loss.

The Quest for One of the Most Elusive Cats in the World

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

As few as 3,500 snow leopards may still roam the harsh, forbidding mountains of Central Asia. No one knows for sure.

New Insight Into Cougar Behavior

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

In the science of describing cat behavior -- or any wildlife species for that matter -- a compelling question is, how connected are individuals to each other?

Agricultural Pesticides a Major Threat to Lions

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

Sold legally to farmers for their crops, Furadan is all too accessible to herders, ranchers and pastoralists who use it to poison predators which might kill their livestock.