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I, Snow Leopard

Many thanks to Orion Magazine for permission to share a piece from their July-September issue, “I, Snow Leopard,” a poem by Jidi Majia (Translated from the Chinese By Frank Stewart) with an Introduction by Barry Lopez. Jidi Majia is an indigenous poet of the Nuosu (Yi) people of southwestern China’s mountains. His poetry expresses the more »

Rodney Jackson and Tashi Ghale

Saving Nepal’s Snow Leopards

The Manang District of central Nepal covers an area of 2246 sq.km. and supports some 9,500 people in twelve villages. There are 32 primary schools and 17 secondary schools. To the north lies the District of Mustang, separated from Manang by Thorung La, a 5415-meter (17,766 foot) pass. Snow leopards have long inhabited this region, more »

Snow Leopard Day!

Thanks to everyone who attended our International Snow Leopard Day celebrations, and contributed to our Fund-a-Need for Savings & Credit associations in Nepal. By supporting these largely women-run organizations we send a many faceted message; we care about you and your families; we are willing to tackle the non-sexy, hard work of addressing your most more »

Foxlights for Baby Yaks

The Conservancy has partnered with the “Snow Leopard team” of Nepal’s Global Primate Network (GPN) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). GPN is dedicated to safeguarding the future of wildlife through scientific research and community outreach. Programs aimed at helping herders live with snow leopards are under way or under development in Humla and more »

RODNEY FINALIST FOR 2016 INDIANAPOLIS PRIZE!

Dr. Rodney Jackson Advances as Finalist for 2016 Indianapolis Prize Six heroes vie for quarter of a million dollars in world’s leading award for animal conservation INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Prize officials announced today the six Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation.  In recognition of his successes in the conservation of at-risk species, more »

Tunga with 4 young students standing in front of her holding puppets

Disney Conservation Hero, Tungalagtuya Khuukhenduu

Disney Conservation Fund is honoring Tungalagtuya Khuukhenduu (above with students) with a 2015 Conservation Hero Award for her outstanding work in conservation education, and her dedication to engaging young people and fellow members of her community in environmental education programs. Tunga’s dream for Nomadic Nature Trunks is that it will someday be a government-supported program more »

Painting of a snow leopard in front of mountains

Snow Leopard Scouts Camp

Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC), in partnership with the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), has been carrying out Snow Leopard Environmental Awareness Camps in Nepal since 2011. These camps follow the formation of a new Snow Leopard Scouts group which remains active for one year. The Snow Leopard Scouts more »

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 »