Category Archives:
Kyrgyzstan

 

From the Heart of Snow Leopard Country into your Home

We’re excited to introduce a new line of super-cute pet products to our Snow Leopard Enterprise product family. These beautiful handicraft items are “Handmade by Snow Leopard Communities” – and any purchase you make directly helps protect these endangered cats. But what does that really mean? And how does it help? Find out; as we take you on a journey that starts in Kyrgyzstan, and will perhaps end in your home!

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Wild Brown Bear Family Filmed

The mountain wilderness of Sarychat Ertash, in Kyrgyzstan’s majestic Tian Shan mountains, is home to a rich and diverse fauna, which includes the endangered snow leopard, but also brown bears, lynx, and many other species.

One of our research cameras – deployed in the area to catch glimpses of the elusive snow leopard – recently captured amazing footage of a brown bear mother and her cubs. Enjoy!


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This work has been supported by the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, the Chattanooga Zoo, and Fondation Segré / Whitley Fund for Nature.

From Hunting Reserve to Wildlife Sanctuary – Kyrgyzstan tries innovative conservation program

Press Release, Seattle/Bishkek, Dec. 28, 2015

The Snow Leopard Trust, Snow Leopard Foundation Kyrgyzstan and the Kyrgyz Department of Hunting and Natural Resource Management are piloting a new, innovative conservation program: they are turning a hunting concession, where ibex were commercially hunted, into a co-managed nature reserve.

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Understanding the Mysterious Pallas’ Cat

The Snow Leopard Trust has been surveying Mongolia’s Tost mountains with remote-sensor research cameras for many years in order to monitor the area’s snow leopard population. These cameras have also taken hundreds of photos of other species that share the same habitat, such as the Pallas’ cat – a small feline that is as elusive as the snow leopard, but even less well understood. We are excited to now share and analyze this valuable data in collaboration with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, and Sweden’s Nordens Ark Zoo.

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Joint strategy to combat Illegal Wildlife Trade in Central Asia

Press Release, Bishkek, 9/30/15

Central Asian countries hold technical workshop and agree to join forces in the fight against illegal wildlife trade in the region.

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