A former Snow Leopard Junior Ranger in childhood, Tshiring has joined the Conservancy to save the lives of snow leopards. She is testing Foxlight deterrents before introducing them to other nearby villages, training the next generation of youth rangers, and providing snow leopard conservation awareness within the mainly women-comprised herder community of Dolpo.
Her seven months of monitoring data and heartfelt feedback meetings with local herders found the herders recognized the effectiveness of Foxlights in preventing goats and sheep being killed inside night-time corrals. Tshiring is also exploring snow leopard cultural and spiritual dimensions, empowering their Sacredness and restoring ancient legends to compel villagers to not kill or harm snow leopards, who are considered property of Mountain Deities.
With only ~300-400 snow leopards in Nepal, protecting every cat is critically important.