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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 »

Snow Leopards Feature in Jackson Hole Conservation Summit

The 2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and Conservation Summit opens this weekend, and our Founder-Director, Rodney Jackson, will be there to represent the snow leopard. An annual 5-day event taking place in the Grand Teton National Park, this Festival provides a platform for a gathering of broadcast and media stakeholders, writers, leading scientists, and conservationists, more »

Snow Leopards No Longer Considered “Endangered,” But Scientists Urge Extreme Caution

New IUCN Red List Assessment Classifies Snow Leopards as “Vulnerable” to Extinction, One Step Up From “Endangered” (New York, NY – September 14) The mysterious snow leopard has been delivered a piece of good news. The Red List classification from the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN – improves the conservation status of more »

International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum

Creating Space for the Sacred Snow Leopard – Continued Blog Article Written by Darla Hillard Rodney is just back from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he attended the second International Forum (and mid-term meeting) of the Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP).   For the Conservancy-facilitated Land of the Snow Leopard (LOSL) Network, this meeting more »