Panthera’s mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.

Some of the greatest species to ever roam the planet are threatened with extinction. Panthera focuses on saving wild cat species across the globe because this is a winning strategy for conserving large, functioning ecosystems on which they depend, and contain thousands of species of plants and animals. Cats act as landscape guardians and their presence indicates healthy, intact ecosystems that are crucial for all life, including people.  While Panthera’s efforts are focused on saving wild cats, the impacts go far beyond.

Panthera has brought together the world’s leading wild cat experts to direct and implement effective conservation strategies for the world’s largest and most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards.

Their approach to wild cat conservation is rooted in science and based upon decades of first hand field experience. They seek a future in which the world’s 37 wild cat species have the necessary and ongoing protection from human and environmental threats to persist and thrive in the wild. The vision sees endangered wild cat populations rebounded, critical habitats and core populations connected by genetic and biological corridors, and a global commitment to protect these iconic species through near and distant futures.

100% of donations will fund conservation action in the field as the founder and chairman of Panthera covers all administrative costs.

In a world with challenges as big as we have, it refreshing to see an organisation that is thinking big and thinking far ahead. Having tracked and viewed the leopards in the Munyawana over many years, we have also had to deal with the heartache of losing animals we had got to ‘know’.
Panthera’s influence in stabilising the leopard population in this region and now influencing similar change further afield is no small achievement!” Alastair
Mammoth Safaris makes donations and continues to actively support Panthera and a number of their conservation initiatives, such as “Project Leonardo”.