EIN 20-4668756


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Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world's 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.
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Panthera Corporation
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Program areas at Panthera

Lion - Panthera combines an understanding of lion ecology in human dominated landscapes with techniques that provide local communities with the ability and incentive to avoid conflict with lions. In addition, Panthera also works to curtail widespread wire-snare poaching which is pervasive in many key lion landscapes, including kafue np (zambia), limpopo np (mozambique) and niokolo-koba np (senegal).snow leopard - Panthera developed a state-of-the-art global range map and database of snow leopard habitats and helps delineate critical conservation units and identify prevailing threats. Using the database to target populations that require conservation, Panthera's efforts are geared towards a range-wide approach in conserving the snow leopards.puma - Panthera is working to better understand and protect pumas in the western us (northwest Wyoming, the san francisco bay area and olympic peninsula) and in the torres del paine national park region in the chilean patagonia. Panthera's work includes studying the effects of wolf reintroduction and human hunting on puma populations, utilizing innovative camera technology to observe the secret social lives of pumas, characterizing dispersal dynamics and impediments, and mitigating human-puma conflict. A range-wide assessment of the status of pumas, from patagonia to british columbia, is also underway.small cats - Panthera also works to understand and conserve the 33 species of small wild cats. Priorities for this program are to focus on the least understood cats, to enhance current data collection on big cat study sites to gather small cat data, and to strategically establish new sites of high conservation value for small cats.tech - Panthera's technology program developed devices and software supporting species programs, including camera traps and poachercams. Panthera integrates third party private gsm (global system for mobile) wireless equipment, as well as systems to monitor poachercam deployments. Scholarships and awards - Panthera provides scholarships, research and projects to post-graduate students in advanced degree programs, and research and conservation awards to individuals and organizations implementing conservation projects on wild cats. Panthera, in conjunction with the american museum of natural history, developed a global felid genetic database to understand the impact of large scale genetic issues impacting felids, and now works through the national genomics center for wildlife and fish conservation in missoula, Montana, for most of its genetic analysis needs.
Tiger: Panthera, through various individual programs, seeks to increase wild tiger populations at least 50 percent across key sites over the next decade. In addition, Panthera identifies and creates safe corridors for the species to move between core populations.
Jaguars: Panthera utilizes a range-wide approach focusing on the entire spectrum of species influences and dynamics, including prey, key populations, threat mitigation, education and building genetic corridors in which jaguars can move safely. Panthera works closely with ranchers to develop methods and models to demonstrate that cattle ranching and jaguar conservation can co-exist, just as they work with engineers and developers to design roads that allow for easier passage of jaguars and other wildlife.
Cheetah - Panthera seeks to protect cheetahs by addressing direct threats to them, their prey base and their habitats. To do this, Panthera gathers critical ecological data by surveying and monitoring populations and their prey, collaborating with local law enforcement officials and partners, and working with local communities to mitigate conflict and create cheetah-positive landscapes within communities. Panthera's approach to protecting cheetahs focuses on developing an integrated transboundary program based in zambia, but operating over the 5-country kaza landscape, which is the landscape in the kavango and zambezi river basins, and eventually expanding across the cheetah's african range.

Who funds Panthera

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Mercury FoundationGeneral$1,000,000
Robertson FoundationSupport for Tigers Forever Program.$500,000
Wildlife Conservation NetworkGeneral Program Support$424,304
...and 43 more grants received totalling $3,495,033

Personnel at Panthera

Susie Weller SheppardGlobal Public Relations Director
Diana Friedeberg, MCMexico Country Director, Jaguar Program
Kristen CarewDevelopment Information Manager
Thomas S. Kaplan, Ph.D.Chairman =
Donald OstrowerSenior Dir of Finance
...and 5 more key personnel

Financials for Panthera

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,924,770
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$4,004
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$22,374
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$40,463
Miscellaneous revenues$93,666
Total revenues$15,085,277

Form 990s for Panthera

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-10-18990View PDF
2018-122019-11-04990View PDF
2017-122018-12-14990View PDF
2016-122017-08-15990View PDF
2015-122017-07-06990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from Robertson Foundation
April 17, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
March 1, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 17 new grant, including a grant for $424,304 from Wildlife Conservation Network
May 25, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsWildlife protection organizationsAnimal organizationsCharities
Land and water conservationAnimalsWildlifeEnvironmentForeign affairsInternational developmentPublic policy
Operates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
8 W 40th St 18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
Website URL
(646) 786-0400
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
D30: Wildlife Preservation, Protection
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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