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You, our valued donor-partners, are saving wild snow leopards through your gifts to the Snow Leopard Conservancy.  Thank you!  Our cost-effective use of your donor dollars, combined with our hands-on, community-based approach, has resulted in the solid conservation gains outlined in our 2021 Impact Report.

Below are some recent examples of how your partnership enables the Conservancy to continue leading the way in community-based conservation action to save snow leopards.

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Our partners have been working with communities in Mongolia, Nepal, India, and Bhutan, and are now initiating programs in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China as well to employ Foxlights® in the deterrence of snow leopards from livestock depredation. These solar-powered units are placed at nighttime corrals where the random light patterns simulate human activity which can frighten a carnivore away. Over the past ten years with your help, we have been able to distribute more than 350 Foxlights®.

In Mongolia, Tunga Khuukhenduu is training teachers and park staff to use the environmental education materials in “Nomadic Nature Trunks.” These traveling trunks reach children in remote areas where snow leopards roam. While the Land of Snow Leopard (LOSL) network’s’ program area has historically included the Buryat and Altai Republics of Russia as well as Mongolia, our IUCN Save Our Species project, entitled Sustaining Indigenous Communities in Snow Leopard Conservation, is specifically focused on expanding the LOSL education projects into Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

In Central Asia, a network of Sacred Site Guardians, Shamans, and other Indigenous Cultural Practitioners (ICPs) are participating in a groundbreaking project, Land of Snow Leopard. ICPs are collecting data using a customized application developed by the network for smart phones and tablets. Data collected has both cultural value such as the importance of snow leopard images in a petroglyph as well as scientific value, such as a snow leopard sighting or poaching incident that will inform the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Plan.

The Snow Leopard Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, #61-1614981.

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