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Impressions from Kyrgyzstan

Rodney Jackson and Darla Hillard of Snow Leopard Conservancy just returned from spending two weeks in the Kyrgyz Republic and France with Indigenous Cultural Practitioners from around the world to work towards linking western science and indigenous practices for snow leopard conservation.  The account below is from Nargiza Ryskulova, one of the translators and videographers more »

Rodney Jackson Nominated for Prestigious 2014 Indianapolis Prize

Dr. Jackson in the Running for $250,000 Prize and Animal Conservation Award Dr. Rodney Jackson, founder and director of Snow Leopard Conservancy, along with 38 other conservationists who have dedicated their lives to saving the Earth’s endangered species – has been nominated to receive the biennial Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. more »

Meet Baby “Jackson”!

Snow Leopard Conservancy is very proud to introduce Project Survival’s Cat Haven’s 8 week old snow leopard cub, “Jackson”!  Dale Anderson, founder of Project Survival’s Cat Haven, and president Wendy Debbas, chose the  name “Jackson” for this adorable cub in honor of Dr. Rodney Jackson. Project Survival Cat Haven promotes the conservation and preservation of more »

Snow Leopard Scouts Environmental Awareness Camp

Snow Leopard Scouts in Jomsom- Lower Mustang, Nepal attended an Environmental Awareneses Camp.  During this camp students were educated and trained in a number of fronts related to snow leopard biology, environmental awareness, nature hiking and wildlife observation, prey ecology, and issues related to people-wildlife conflicts.  The participants camped for three full nights, and two more »

Happy Birthday, Ashakiran!

Today we celebrate the 12th birthday of Ashakiran, a snow leopard very dear to our hearts. Asha is a retired ambassador snow leopard with the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund in Occidental, California.  During the past 12 years Asha has helped raise over $100,000 in donations for Snow Leopard Conservancy! We are posting these more »

Camera Trapping in Nepal

Update from Nepal: Snow Leopards Scouts–Camera Trapping Fifteen students, four teachers, one herder and three Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) staff joined two SLC coordinators on a one-day field excursion to Sakawo, a snow leopard hotspot in high alpine pasture with abundant snow leopard signs.  Here they learned to observe and classify blue sheep as more »

Arts Competition in Nepal

Field Update from Nepal: Snow Leopard Scouts Committee Stone Painting and Arts Competition On 20 April, senior artist, Chhewang Jigmi Lowa – resident of Lomanthang, showed students of the Snow Leopard Scouts Committee how to paint wildlife species on small rocks and stones gathered from local streams. Special care was made to select stones or more »