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Pakistani Snow Leopard to Get New Home

Villagers with cub in 2012 (photo: Snow Leopard Foundation) A young snow leopard in Pakistan will soon be getting a new home after living in a small cage along Karakoram highway since it’s capture two years ago when it was only a few months old.  The local villagers who found the cub in December 2012 more »

Quinton with mountains in background

SLC Welcomes Dr. Quinton Martins

With great pleasure we welcome Dr. Quinton Martins to our Snow Leopard Conservancy team!  As of January 1, 2015, Quinton will become the Conservancy’s Assistant Director, based in Sonoma and work closely with Rodney in strategic planning, program oversight, and fund development.  Quinton brings a wealth of experience to this work, having founded South Africa’s more »

Little girl standing in front of goats

Electronic Deterrents in Mongolia

This Baga Bogd trip blog was written by our Mongolian partner on snow leopard conservation, Bariushaa Munkhtsog.  Munkhtsog is a senior wildlife biologist at the Institute of Biology–Mongolian Academy of Sciences and President of Irbis Mongolian Center.   During the socialist times, until the late 1980s, Mongolia had some 27 million livestock, with more than more »

Rodney with sedated snow leopard lying over his lap

International Snow Leopard Day

Rodney Jackson in 1981 with first-ever radio-collared snow leopard   The following is a message from Dr. Rodney Jackson, founder and director of Snow Leopard Conservancy, on the first International Snow Leopard Day.   In 1981, I had the incredible privilege of sinking my fingers deep into the fur of a wild snow leopard.  Sedated, more »

Janet in Mongolian dress next to a camel

Bactrian Camels of Mongolia

  Janet Williams at camel festival in Mongolia (photo J.Williams)   Snow Leopard Conservancy donor Janet Williams made her second trip to Mongolia, in February, 2014. As you can see, Janet doesn’t look her age, nor was she daunted by “Bold,” the intrepid Land Cruiser in which she would spend much of two weeks covering more »

Several African girls wearing pink traditional costumes performing a dance

Conservation Education Makes Lion Hearted Kids!

  During the recent  Global Big Cat Alliance gathering in South Africa, we had the honor of visiting the Powerline Primary School, one of nine centers participating in the Global White Lion Protection Trust education program.  We were hosted by the school’s founder, Princess Kabello Chiloane, from the Sepedi branch of the local Moletele Tribe, and more »

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“The Leopard in the Land”

We proudly present a one-time screening of “The Leopard in the Land,” on Saturday, October 4. This film by James McEachen documents Disney Executive Designer Joe Rohde’s expedition to remote Mongolia to create paintings for snow leopard conservation. After the film there will be a reception and exhibition of Joe’s work. Joe, Jim, Conservancy staff, and Keesa more »

Ink drawing of horse, dog, snow leopard, eagle and Mongolian warrior

The Spirit of Sher: Big Cats in Kyrgyzstan

    Mayramkul Asanaliev is a leading Kyrgyz artist and scholar of traditional hunting. You may remember Mayramkul as a participant in the workshop of Indigenous Cultural Practitioners facilitated by the Conservancy in 2013. At the recent Global Big Cat Alliance gathering in Timbavati, South Africa, Mayramkul presented his recent paintings, drawn from the ancient more »