Founded in 2006, 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 some of the most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. Our approach to wild cat conservation is rooted in science and based upon decades of first hand field experience.
We 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. Our 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.
Panthera guarantees that 100% of donations go directly to the field, where they matter most, to protect big cats around the world. We are able to make this promise because our overhead and administrative expenses are covered by Mrs. Daphne Recanati Kaplan and Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, Panthera's Founder and Chairman.