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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 »

Sacred Species, Sacred Sites

Sacred Species, Sacred Sites Snow Leopard is symbolized on many Central Asian coats of arms A great deal of research and thinking has gone into the theory and practice of integrating Western and Indigenous conservation science. There is a growing recognition that cultural and biological diversity are deeply linked and that conservation programs should take more »


Community-based Stewardship of Snow Leopards in Bhutan Bhutan is famous for its development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, built on the principles of environmental conservation, equitable and sustainable development, good governance, and cultural preservation. Seventy-two percent of Bhutan is forested and more than a third of the country falls within a protected area. But there more »