Kyrgyz team makes adventurous trip into the mountains to reward local communities for their role in keeping endangered snow leopards and prey species safe.
Press release by the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystems Protection Program (GSLEP) – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Only joint efforts can save endangered animals such as the snow leopard from extinction in the wild
Snow Leopard Trust staff are working with partners and the Kyrgyz parliament against a proposed law that would weaken protections for nature reserves in the country.
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.
Well, this may just be a first of its kind – a snow leopard photobombing a staff selfie.
Country Program Leader, Kubanych (Kuban) Zhumabai uulu managed to snap a quick “selfie” in the field AND catch a snow leopard photobombing in the background. It goes to show you that a “rock” is not always a rock.