We had lots of help putting this site together.
Sandy Ball provided editing services and advice about the text. Thanks Sandy!
Tom Herrmann gave us photographic help and sage advice. Thanks Tom!
Many of the illustrations were done by Tshering Penjor for the publication, My Grandmother Says.... Tshering is a Bhutanese artist and designer who specializes in creating culturally appropriate visual materials for a wide range of organizations. He has designed materials for the Royal Government of Bhutan’s Ministry of Health, the Netherlands Development Organization, Save the Children, WWF-Bhutan, and Bhutan’s Royal Society for the Protection of Nature.
Other drawings were done by students in the Conservancy’s Junior Ranger program or our other school-based conservation education programs in Nepal and India. See our main website’s education program to learn about those programs.
Many of the snow leopard photos are the Conservancy’s own, and many of those were taken by camera-trap. Rodney Jackson trained our field associates in how and where to set the cameras that captured these amazing and wonderful images, and those associates include Rinchen Wangchuk, Jigmet Dadul, and Tashi Thundup of the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust. Snow leopards were camera-trapped in Nepal by Chhimi Gurung of Mustang, Nepal along with Ram B, Gurung and Madhu Chettri of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, and photographer Tashi Ghale of Manang. In Mongolia, B. Munkhtsog of Irbis Mongolia and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences brought in almost 100 images over a two-month period.
Thanks to producers Hugh Miles & Mitchell Kelly for our video segment. Miles and Kelly filmed Silent Roar: Searching for the Snow Leopard (pbs.org). To further improve their understanding of the snow leopards’ complex behavior, the filmmakers turned to Rodney Jackson, director of the Snow Leopard Conservancy. Jackson’s insights helped them achieve greater success in filming snow leopards hunting, courting, and even mating – none of which had previously been captured on film.