The conference brought together participants from non-profit, government, academic, and donor backgrounds from around the world, providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and interdisciplinary discussions. More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries attended the conference, participating in around 50 sessions.
The program included scientific presentations, panel debates, short courses, keynotes and interactive discussions. It was an interdisciplinary conference with participation from diverse fields such as ecology, animal behaviour, psychology, policy, political ecology, conflict analysis, mediation and peacebuilding, international development, economics, and anthropology.
The Snow Leopard Conservancy’s Executive Director, Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson, was a presenter at the conference.
Snow leopard conservationists pose for a picture at the conference. Pictured from left to right: Oxford University WildCRU Postdoctoral Researcher Luciano Atzeni PhD, WildCRU Fellow of the Linnean Society of London Bilal Mustafa FLS, SLC Founder and Board President Rodney Jackson PhD, Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem and Protection Program Secretariat & Conservation Science Director of Snow Leopard Trust Koustubh Sharma PhD, and SLC Director Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson MS.