Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.
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. Panthera's approach to wild cat conservation is rooted in science and based upon decades of first hand field experience.
Panthera seeks 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. Their 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.
Why Protect Wild Cats?
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 the large, functioning ecosystems on which they depend, and which 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.