Press Release. Seattle, November 4, 2014.
Snow Leopard Enterprises creates a market for handicrafts made by herders who live in the endangered cat’s habitat. In return, the herders help save snow leopards. In the past 10 years, this program, which today helps protect 17% of Mongolia’s snow leopard habitat, has generated a total of $1 million in sales.
Free-ranging dogs kill more livestock in India’s Spiti region than snow leopards and wolves. Now, conservationists and local communities are teaming up to contain the canines and protect local wildlife and livelihoods.
The future of the snow leopard depends in no small part on how the people who share the cat’s habitat view the predator in their midst. A new study by Snow Leopard Trust researchers reveals previously hidden, collective factors that shape these views.
The summer field season is a time when our India field team sheds their sub-zero coats, and busily makes the most of the warm weather. Here’s a quick look at what they have planned for the short, but intense summer season!
This beautiful wild snow leopard’s path led it past one of the research cameras our Indian team had deployed in the rugged mountains of Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.
These endangered cats have become increasingly rare in the last decades. Their famously elusive nature makes snow leopards hard to find – so these stunning pictures are a precious rarity!
You can help protect this majestic cat and its relatives by making a donation to support our snow leopard conservation programs in five Asian countries.
We can share these photos with you thanks thanks to the dedication and great work of an outstanding field team recruited from local communities! Thank you, Tanzin Thinley, Kalzang Gurmet, Chunit Kesang, Rinchen Tobge, Tandup Chhering, Tanzin Thuktan, Gelson Tanpa, Lobzang Namgial, Nawang Rinchen, Sonam Chhering, Lobzang Chhering, Paldan Rabge, Palzor Chhering and Sonam Choda!