Thanks to everyone who attended our International Snow Leopard Day celebrations, and contributed to our Fund-a-Need for Savings & Credit associations in Nepal. By supporting these largely women-run organizations we send a many faceted message; we care about you and your families; we are willing to tackle the non-sexy, hard work of addressing your most basic needs — shelter and a measure of economic security, and last but not least, we acknowledge that indigenous communities hold the key to snow leopard conservation; and that we all want to secure a future for the most beautiful of the world’s big cats. With the strong network of credit unions, we can build on our education program and foster better people-wildlife relations.  It’s a win for communities and for snow leopards.


photo credit: Susan Janin