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 »
Our partner and guiding conservation voice in Kazakhstan, Oleg Loginov has updated SLC with the current snow leopard news in his country. Oleg and his wife, Irina, have been integral in establishing the snow leopard as an ecological symbol in Central Asia. In this report of treacherous travel, Oleg expresses the necessity in having a more »
With the end of the year approaching, our US-based staff has been laden with the gift of updates from our partners abroad! Notably, our Nepal program has been expanding and progressing in exciting ways! Regional director, Som Ale’s reports have shown us that our community engagement plans are both effective and quite fun. “Two things more »
On Tuesday, October 16, Rodney Jackson posted on his Facebook page: “I’m off to Thimpu, Bhutan for three weeks to work with our partners to establish a community-based stewardship program. I will report back at the earliest opportunity!” Here is the first report on the trip from Tshewang Wangchuk, the executive director of the Bhutan more »
Greetings from Gorno-Altaisk, the capital city of the Altai Republic. We arrived here three days ago and it really feels like an emergence into the modern world. The streets are bustling with people living their city lives, destinations in mind, plans to meet and people to see. Gorno is a picturesque city, nestled between rolling more »