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India

 

“Have You Seen The Snow Leopard?”

Ladakh, the starkly beautiful high mountain desert in India’s Jammu & Kashmir province, is one of the world’s best places to see wild snow leopards. It’s also one of our conservation focus areas. Our Communications Manager Matt Fiechter recently traveled to Ladakh to learn more about our ongoing community-based snow leopard conservation programs – and follow the tracks of the elusive Ghost Cat.

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“People have begun viewing snow leopards in a positive light”

What’s the most important rule for any conservationist working with rural communities to protect wildlife? To be present! In our program countries, we have dedicated field staff who spend weeks, and sometimes months, living with the communities we partner with; changing minds and hearts, and laying the groundwork for successful snow leopard conservation.

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Wildlife Service Award for Yash Veer Bhatnagar

The Snow Leopard Trust’s long-time India Program Director, Dr. Yash Veer Bhatnagar, has been honored for his conservation work with the Wildlife Service Award by Sanctuary Asia, India’s largest wildlife magazine! Below is Sanctuary Asia’s article about the Yash Veer, which we’re reposting here with their kind permission. You can find the original article on their website.

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How Will Wildlife Cope With Human Development?

Snow Leopard Trust scientists study how wildlife in India’s Spiti Valley responds to the growth of human development in the area.

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Snow Leopard Trust Scientist Nominated for Indianapolis Prize

For the second time in his distinguished career, Dr. Charudutt (Charu) Mishra, the Snow Leopard Trust’s Science and Conservation Director and a trustee of India’s Nature Conservation Foundation, is among the nominees for the Indianapolis Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious conservation awards. The nomination recognizes Charu Mishra’s outstanding contributions to snow leopard science, community conservation, and global cooperation towards protection of Asia’s great mountains.

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