Today we celebrate the 12th birthday of Ashakiran, a snow leopard very dear to our hearts. Asha is a retired ambassador snow leopard with the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund in Occidental, California. During the past 12 years Asha has helped raise over $100,000 in donations for Snow Leopard Conservancy! We are posting these more »
Update from Nepal: Snow Leopards Scouts–Camera Trapping Fifteen students, four teachers, one herder and three Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) staff joined two SLC coordinators on a one-day field excursion to Sakawo, a snow leopard hotspot in high alpine pasture with abundant snow leopard signs. Here they learned to observe and classify blue sheep as more »
Field Update from Nepal: Snow Leopard Scouts Committee Stone Painting and Arts Competition On 20 April, senior artist, Chhewang Jigmi Lowa – resident of Lomanthang, showed students of the Snow Leopard Scouts Committee how to paint wildlife species on small rocks and stones gathered from local streams. Special care was made to select stones or more »
Being voted #8 in a contest to find the World’s Favourite Species is nothing to swat a paw at! ARKive, a project of the charity, Wildscreen, uses the power of wildlife imagery to encourage the protection of the natural world. To celebrate their 10th birthday they recently ran a campgain on their website in which more »
This year’s SLC biennial fundraiser was fantastic! Thanks to our friends, supporters and amazing volunteers, we not only had a fun and exciting day, but we were able to raise funds to protect the endangered snow leopard. Summits and Snowleopards took place at the Janet Pomeroy Center in San Francisco on May 5 and hosted more »
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The snows have been good this year, keeping snow leopards to the lower elevations, and closer to tourist camps in the Husing Valley of Hemis National Park. Hemis is truly the Snow Leopard Capital of the World, thanks to protection by the J&K Wildlife Department and local villagers who now perceive the cat as an more »
Sacred Species, Sacred Sites Snow Leopard is symbolized on many Central Asian coats of arms A great deal of research and thinking has gone into the theory and practice of integrating Western and Indigenous conservation science. There is a growing recognition that cultural and biological diversity are deeply linked and that conservation programs should take more »
Community-based Stewardship of Snow Leopards in Bhutan Bhutan is famous for its development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, built on the principles of environmental conservation, equitable and sustainable development, good governance, and cultural preservation. Seventy-two percent of Bhutan is forested and more than a third of the country falls within a protected area. But there more »