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Nepal Snow Leopard Scouts Update August-September 2012

Snow Leopard Conservancy – Nepal program Snow Leopard Scouts – Lower Mustang Street Drama:  Snow Leopard Scouts – Lower Mustang performed the snow leopard street drama “Mountain  Queen, the Snow Leopard” in Muktinath during the Yartung (horse-riding) festival (2-3 August 2012).   Yartung, the most locally popular annual festival in Mukinath, attracts several hundreds of people from more »

Russian Altai Report August/September 2012

I write you all from the frontier town of Kosh-Agach and the town is bustling with the anticipation of the first day of school (September 1st for all schools in Russia). There are kids running through the streets, extactic about their new school clothes and supplies and parents with furrowed brows, double checking that everything more »

Russian Altai, August 2012

Hi Everyone, It’s been two weeks since I departed San Francisco for the Altai Republic in Southwestern Siberia. The long plane ride from SFO-LAX-Moscow-Novosibirsk was tiring and it was a relief to meet up with Alice Clark (volunteer for Snow Leopard Conservancy) at the Moscow Airport. I found out upon arriving in Moscow that my more »

2012 Indianapolis Prize Finalists Announced

Poachers, herders, dangerous altitudes, subzero temperatures – none of these obstacles have deterred Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., the legendary founder and director of the Snow Leopard Conservancy, from his work fighting for the elusive snow leopard species. It’s because of his vigorous dedication to the survival of this beautiful, powerful, and mysterious big cat that Jackson more »