Some of the world’s largest cats: lions, tigers, jaguars and cheetahs, are facing serious threats to their lives and the environments in which they live. This is particularly important because cats, as animals at the top of the food chain, help maintain the delicate balance of the ecosystems all around us. They act as guardians of the environment, and their presence indicates a healthy ecosystem that is important for all life, including people.
Unfortunately, poaching for local and international trade; killing from livestock-cat conflict; and the fragmentation of habitat has endangered this species. The choices we make over the next few years will forever affect the longevity of most cat populations.
Which is why today, on behalf of Jynwel Foundation, we are proud to join a Global Alliance of philanthropists to support Panthera – an organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of wild cats and their ecosystems.
This ten-year, $80 million pledge from the members of this Alliance will further Panthera’s efforts to combat threats facing these imperiled big cats right now, and throughout the next decade.
Our commitment to Panthera marks the start of a promising partnership. I’ll share more as our efforts get underway, and I encourage you to consider how you can get involved in preserving the resources around us. Learn more about this organization and our partnership at www.panthera.org