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Celebrating Snow Leopard Day in Baltistan

Young girls in Sibiri hold a sign written in Urdu which translates to: Let us come together to protect wildlife–become part of BWCDO In 2005, Baltistan Wildlife Conservation & Development Organization (BWCDO) entered into institutional partnership with Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC). Under the agreement, SLC provided technical and financial support to raise awareness among school more »

Herder Compensation in Everest

  Lakhpa Chamsi knows snow leopards are not easy to see, yet she hopes that she will someday see one near her village of Thameteng, a settlement of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Buffer Zone. Since becoming involved in snow leopard conservation, she has become much more curious about the elusive cat. The chairperson of the more »

Live in Co-existence!

(Anil Adhikari serves as local conservation officer, coordinating Snow Leopard Conservancy projects in the Everest region of Nepal.  He also has a talent for writing wonderful blogs from the field, giving us a glimpse of life at the foot of Earth’s highest mountain.  Here he recounts a visit with Tenzing Dorje Sherpa.) When I met more »

Man holding snow leopard cub with other men around him

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 »