Threats and Solutions

Wild cats need three things to survive and thrive: safe space, plentiful prey and connection to other cats. Each day, wild cats face the dire threats of poaching, the illegal wildlife trade, human-cat conflict and habitat loss. Across the world, Panthera, our partners and our supporters are giving critically threatened cat populations a new chance at life. To ensure a future filled with wild cats, we invite you to join our movement to prioritize and protect wild cats.

With focus, dedication and a commitment to our core values, we:

  • Protect wild cats, their prey and their habitats through anti-poaching patrols and advanced remote monitoring technology such as PoacherCams;
  • Combat the illegal wildlife trade by reducing the demand for wildlife products and supporting government efforts to disrupt their preparation, transportation and sale;

  • Help people live peacefully alongside wild cats by safeguarding their livestock from carnivore attacks and creating sustainable livelihoods; and

  • Ensure wild cats can roam freely by protecting their habitats from land use conversion and degradation, safeguarding wildlife corridors and building wildlife-friendly infrastructure.

Every one of Panthera's programs is guided by the rigorous monitoring of wild cats, their prey and the most urgent threats to their survival.

Scientist and police holding tiger skin
© Sebastian Kennerknect

The Threat: Poaching

Panthera is helping to mitigate poaching, one of the biggest threats to wild cats. Learn more about our approach to ending cruel poaching tactics and how you can help.

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Apprehended men captured and in jail for selling tiger skin
© 2011 Steve Winter

The Threat: The Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Illegal Wildlife Trade is a multi-billion-dollar market that is devastating wild cat populations. Join us to dismantle this malicious market.

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Sao Bento night enclosure with an electric fence preventing jaguar attacks on a vulnerable group of just-weaned calves.
© Panthera

The Threat: Human-Cat Conflict

Living alongside large carnivores like jaguars and pumas can be challenging, but coexistence is possible. Learn more about our proven model for success.

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Young male puma crossing a public road.
© Nick Garbutt

The Threat: Habitat Loss and Fragmentation

For wild cats, habitat disruption can lead to starvation, conflict with humans and genetic isolation. Help us save these wild areas, for cats and for our planet.

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Serval carrying prey
© Craig Taylor

The Threat: Prey Depletion

When wild cat prey populations are decimated by overhunting, poisoning or other threats, felines suffer the consequences. Learn more about how Panthera is addressing prey depletion in wild cat habitats.

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