Photo courtesy of Steve Tracy

As we all face this unprecedented global Covid-19 challenge, we wanted to check in with our partners & friends.

First, we hold you all in our thoughts and prayers that you and your families stay well through the end of this pandemic.

We are all well, and working from our homes. We have remote access to our files, along with our email and phones, and we are holding weekly Zoom meetings. All SLC travel and fieldwork in our program areas remains on hold. We’ve suspended field work, educational outreach activities, and training workshops until further notice. Our range country partners are taking similar action in response to governmental directives, including staying at home and isolated in the collective attempt to reduce infection rates.

We are in contact with our donors and important support organizations like Wildlife Conservation Network. WCN has organized a virtual meeting for all partner organizations this coming Friday to share ideas aimed at ensuring safe operations, sustaining programs, and conserving resources.

We are monitoring the news and following the recommendations of trusted leaders and health experts.

Photo courtesy of Katey Duffey

While we will always work tirelessly for snow leopards, now we must work to keep everyone safe, from our base in Sonoma to the herders in Nepal and the teachers in Mongolia, the sacred site guardians in the Altai Republic and the schoolchildren in Pakistan.

As so many of you have said, we – the whole world – are in this together, and only together can we get through it.