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International Snow Leopard Day 2017

We dedicate this International Snow Leopard Day 2017 to Community.  Most importantly, to the communities who are on the front lines of snow leopard conservation in Central Asia. But also to our own community here in Boyes Hot Springs where the Snow Leopard Conservancy is based. We are so grateful that our small office, our more »

Snow Leopards Feature in Jackson Hole Conservation Summit

The 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and Conservation Summit opens this weekend, and our Founder-Director, Rodney Jackson, will be there to represent the snow leopard. An annual 5-day event taking place in the Grand Teton National Park, this Festival provides a platform for a gathering of broadcast and media stakeholders, writers, leading scientists, and conservationists, more »

Snow Leopards No Longer Considered “Endangered,” But Scientists Urge Extreme Caution

New IUCN Red List Assessment Classifies Snow Leopards as “Vulnerable” to Extinction, One Step Up From “Endangered” (New York, NY – September 14) The mysterious snow leopard has been delivered a piece of good news. The Red List classification from the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN – improves the conservation status of more »

International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum

Creating Space for the Sacred Snow Leopard – Continued Blog Article Written by Darla Hillard Rodney is just back from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he attended the second International Forum (and mid-term meeting) of the Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP).   For the Conservancy-facilitated Land of the Snow Leopard (LOSL) Network, this meeting more »

The Snow Leopard Magazine

We are pleased to share the third volume of The Snow Leopard Magazine, published in May 2017 by the Snow Leopard Conservancy’s Nepal partner, that focuses on Nepali efforts to conserve snow leopards. This edition contains many interesting articles; one written by Dr. Rodney Jackson, “Reflection on the First Radio-Tracking Study of the Snow Leopard,” more »

Through the Eyes of the Wildlife Photographer

The May 2017 Conservancy newsletter featured two wildlife photographers, Bjorn Persson and Oriol Alamany, and the world of the snow leopard as seen through their eyes. Read their amazing stories and share their personal experiences as they successfully search for and film the elusive snow leopard! Bjorn Persson  “Despite all the bad things going on more »

I, Snow Leopard

Many thanks to Orion Magazine for permission to share a piece from their July-September issue, “I, Snow Leopard,” a poem by Jidi Majia (Translated from the Chinese By Frank Stewart) with an Introduction by Barry Lopez. Jidi Majia is an indigenous poet of the Nuosu (Yi) people of southwestern China’s mountains. His poetry expresses the more »

Rodney Jackson and Tashi Ghale

Saving Nepal’s Snow Leopards

The Manang District of central Nepal covers an area of 2246 sq.km. and supports some 9,500 people in twelve villages. There are 32 primary schools and 17 secondary schools. To the north lies the District of Mustang, separated from Manang by Thorung La, a 5415-meter (17,766 foot) pass. Snow leopards have long inhabited this region, more »