What is Catmosphere?

With many of the world’s wild cat species staring into the face of extinction, Catmosphere has two objectives:
to raise awareness for the crucial work in Big Cat conservation; and
to produce inspiring campaigns sharing stories and facts about the conservation of Big Cats.

Catmosphere achieves these objectives through strategic initiatives, which will be rolling out in 2021.

And most critically, Catmosphere proceeds are given to the only organisation that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species, Panthera.

What is Panthera?

Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards.

Panthera also creates targeted conservation strategies for the world’s most threatened and overlooked small cat species. Panthera’s grants program, the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF), additionally supports conservation and research initiatives on many of the smaller wild cat species around the globe.

In 2021 Panthera celebrates 15 years of cat conservation work. 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.

Catmosphere is focused on the 7 Big Cats

Meet the Cats

Puma
Tiger
Jaguar
Cheetah
Leopard
Lion
Snow Leopard

Where the cats live

Current Habitats
Historic Habitats
Puma
Tiger
Jaguar
Cheetah
Leopard
Lion
Snow Leopard
Data Sources: IUCN Red List
Natural Earth
© Panthera 2016

Why are these Cats facing extinction?

While the main threats vary by species, Big Cats are all in decline due to decreasing habitat and prey availability, increased poaching and other incidents related to conflict with humans and our infrastructure. Panthera has identified at least four main threats to the cats as being: loss of habitat; direct human-cat conflict; that they themselves are being hunted for illegal trade; and that their own prey is also over-hunted, so their own food supply is depleted.