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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 »

News from Nepal

We were pleased to host Nepalese wildlife biologist Ganga Ram Regmi, Founder-Director of Global Primate Network (GPN), who traveled from Kathmandu to meet guests at a fundraiser earlier this month. Below are the highlights from Ganga’s presentation about our collaborative projects to build sustainable community-based snow leopard conservation in Nepal. “Non-lethal methods of reducing livestock more »

Dr. Rodney Jackson – 2018 Indianapolis Prize Finalist

Finalists Announced for World’s Leading Animal Conservation Award Six conservation heroes in the running for the quarter million-dollar Indianapolis Prize   INDIANAPOLIS – Officials from the Indianapolis Prize today named Snow Leopard Conservancy’s Dr. Rodney Jackson as one of six Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Dr. Rodney Jackson joins conservation heroes more »

Making a Difference For Snow Leopards

“Helping this incredible endangered species and the people who share its environment – not one or the other, but both are equally important to Ghulam and me.”  - Shafqat Hussain In our November newsletter, we introduced you to our partners in Pakistan, Ghulam Mohammad and Shafqat Hussain. Ghulam grew up in a small village high in more »

Saving Snow Leopards in Baltistan

This fall, we take you behind the scenes with our long-time partners in Pakistan whose work is made possible by your support. Thank you! When Shafqat Hussain was a boy, growing up in the lowlands of Pakistan, his schoolmates called him Jungly—wild man.     At the same time, Ghulam Mohammad was growing up in a small village more »

International Snow Leopard Day 2017

We dedicate this International Snow Leopard Day 2017 to Community.  Most importantly, to the communities who are on the front lines of snow leopard conservation in Central Asia. But also to our own community here in Boyes Hot Springs where the Snow Leopard Conservancy is based. We are so grateful that our small office, our more »