Conserving the world’s 40 wild cat species--including the African lion, cheetah and leopard--and their ecosystems. We strive to ensure a future for wild cats through effective global strategies led by the world’s premier cat biologists.

panthera-photo2Panthera is dedicated to conserving the world’s 36 species of wild cats.  Using the knowledge and expertise of the world’s top cat biologists, Panthera partners with local and international scientific institutions, communities, nongovernmental organizations and government agencies to create range-wide conservation strategies for some of the world’s largest and most endangered wild cats, including tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards.  Our conservation programs are ongoing in Africa and around the world.

panthera-photo1In Africa Panthera is creating the  Pan-African Lion Corridor that protects key lion habitat and connects core lion populations in order to preserve the species’ genetic diversity.  With our partners at the Kenyan-based Living with Lions, we developed the unique Lion Guardians Program in southern Kenya.  This program involves training local Maasai warriors to become the front line in reducing human-lion conflict.  They do this by informing Maasai cattle herders of areas occupied by lions, by helping farmers improve cattle husbandry and find lost livestock, and by discouraging lion hunting.

Contact Information

8 West 40th Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
T: 646) 786-0400
F: 646) 786-0401

Financial Information

Panthera is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: Running Lion  Photo: Sara Blackburn
Photo right: The Lion Guardians project employs Maasai warriors to monitor lion and prey populations and mitigate human-lion conflicts within local communities. Photo:Seamus Maclennan
Photo left: The African lion has lost more than 80 percent of its historic range. Photo: Philip J. Briggs

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Your donation will help save lions and other cats throughout Africa and worldwide.

To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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