The bucolic Chong Kemin Valley lies about two hours drive from the metropolis of Bishkek. It’s the kind of meeting place “in nature” the Shamans and Sacred Site Guardians asked for, when I met them last year in Korea, at the World Conservation Congress. High peaks of the northern Tien Shan range rise above more »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
SLC issues a Year End Update Learn about an exciting new opportunity for SLC in Bhutan.
Members of our 2012 snow leopard trip were treated to four separate snow leopard sightings, at close range and at a distance. They also observed multiple groups of blue sheep and other large ungulates (Ladakhi Urial and Ibex) and reported spotting numerous vultures and golden eagles, and snow cocks. Congratulations to the team, led by more »
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