We have currently raised R230,000, but still require R270,000 in production costs and R200,000 for post-production. Our unique funding scheme means that, upon sale of the film, the amount raised from donations for the makingof the film from proceeds will go back into Panthera, the world’s leading big cat conservation group. Currently we expect to donate at least R230 000 to Panthera. 100% of donations to Panthera go into the field.
Dr. Luke Hunter, Panthera’s President, established the Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project in Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Tristan Dickerson heads up the project.
Panthera has brought together the world’s leading wild cat experts to direct and implement effective conservation strategies for the world’s largest and most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. Their approach to wild cat conservation is rooted in science and based upon decades of first hand field experience.
Panthera seeks a future in which the world's 37 wild cat species have the necessary and ongoing protection from human and environmental threats to persist and thrive in the wild. Their vision sees endangered wild cat populations rebounded, critical habitats and core populations connected by genetic and biological corridors, and a global commitment to protect these iconic species through near and distant futures.
WESSA, The Wildlife and Environment Society of SA, is a membership-based environmental organization that promotes public participation in caring for the Earth.
WESSA have endorsed the To Skin a Cat campaign and administer an account on our behalf. Wessa offers full financial transparency and annual audits, and all donors will be issued with Section 18 certificates on the behalf of WESSA. www.wessa.org.za
&Beyond was established alongside rising international demand for ecotourism and wilderness experiences, and in the belief that, through business enterprise, wildlife conservation could be placed on a sustainable economic footing.
Panthera’s Munyawana Leopard Project is situated in &Beyond’s Phinda Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Watch a selection of videos featuring interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, trailers and more. We plan to release a constant stream of footage during the production of the film to keep you up to date with the film.
→ Watch the Trailer
Read more about the filmmakers, the story, lead characters, synopsis and what inspired the documentary To Skin A Cat. You can also read FAQs about the film and how you can contribute to the making of the Film.
→ Read about the Film