Conservation Cat Chat with Ghulam Mohammad & Shafqat Hussain
The Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Education Organization (BWCDO), formerly recognized as Project Snow Leopard (PSL), is a non-profit organization that has been working in Baltistan since 1999. Its efforts are directed toward the harmonious coexistence between humans & snow leopards. The BWCDO has established livestock compensation schemes to offset losses from depredation, continues to predator proof communal livestock corrals, monitors the snow leopard population through genetic analysis and camera trapping, and conducts awareness-raising activites and conservation education for schools and communities at large.
Ghulam Mohammad, chief executive officer of the BWCDO, and Dr. Shafqat Hussain, professor of anthropology at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, founder of Project Snow Leopard and board chair of the BWCDO will be our special guests for this Conservation Cat Chat. Together with host Shavaun Kidd, they will be exploring their current projects, the struggles they've faced during the pandemic, and their successes at creating a better coexistence between the snow leopard and humans. Joining the conversation from the Conservancy will be Dr. Rodney Jackson, and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson.Posted by Snow Leopard Conservancy on Wednesday, August 25, 2021