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Snow Leopard Magazine, Volume 4 – June 2018

We are pleased to share Volume 4 of The Snow Leopard Magazine, published in June 2018 by the Snow Leopard Conservancy’s partners in Nepal. This year’s edition contains many interesting articles, including one written by the Darla Hillard, Director of Education for the Snow Leopard Conservancy, regarding environmental education and its importance to snow leopard conservation. more »

Shan: Coexistence with Snow Leopards

Visual artist and writer, Susan Leibik, traveled to Ladakh, India, in search of the snow leopard which she relates was a transformative experience. She was able to capture the snow leopard both visually in her charcoal drawing and through the written word. The following is an excerpt from Susan’s article “Shan” as it appeared in more »

New Faces at the Snow Leopard Conservancy

Charleen Gavette recently joined the Conservancy team as Program Officer. She is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the Conservancy’s field programs, capacity-building, and reporting. Charleen has been a long-time Conservancy volunteer, assisting with GIS modeling of potential snow leopard habitat and migratory corridors and creating maps for presentations. She has also been a key volunteer in more »

Snow Leopard to be Mascot for 2018 World Nomad Games

The World Nomad Games were initiated by the government of Kyrgyzstan, to highlight and preserve the world’s nomadic cultures and historical heritage through the revival of traditional games and competitions. By making Snow Leopard the mascot, the organizers of the Games hope to bring extra attention to the plight of this unique animal and to saving its more »

Rodney Jackson on BeProvided Conservation Radio

Photo Credit: Karen Czekalski. Rodney Jackson, Founder and Director of the Snow Leopard Conservancy recently spoke with Marcia Sivek of BeProvided Conservation Radio about his life’s work in snow leopard conservation. In Part 1 of the podcast, they discussed Jackson’s path that led him to the snow leopard and about snow leopard behavior. Click here more »

Jak Wonderly’s Snow Leopard Expedition

Wildlife photographer Jak Wonderly traveled to India in January 2018 on a photographic expedition. Read about his amazing adventure as he searched for the elusive snow leopard. The eight thousand mile journey had brought me to the base of a 71-foot golden Buddha. It was near the Stok Monastery in Ladakh, India, that we left our more »

Snow Leopard Russia Census

WWF Russia has announced the snow leopard census results. The population of the snow leopard in key population groups in Russia is up to 61 snow leopards, including 23 cubs in 11 litters, according to latest estimates of WWF Russia. The results of the wide-scale snow leopard monitoring initiated and supported in 2018 by WWF Russia more »

Highlights of 2017

The Conservancy facilitated deployment of 57 new trail cameras in Mongolia, Nepal, and Pakistan, greatly adding to our local partners’ ability to monitor snow leopard populations in their critical habitat areas. Conservancy partners led the celebration of Snow Leopard Day in Nepal and Pakistan. Land of Snow Leopard (LOSL) Network members independently initiated celebrations in Kyrgyzstan, more »

World Wildlife Day 2018 – Big Cats

On December 20, 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Theme for World Wildlife Day 2018 “Big cats are among the most powerful creatures to grace this planet, but they are also the more »