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Kyrgyzstan

 

Conservation Program Raises $1 Million for Snow Leopards

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.

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Snow Leopard Photobomb!

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.

Wild Snow Leopard Family From Kyrgyzstan Poses for Pics

Rare, endangered snow leopard mother and her two cubs captured by research camera in Kyrgyzstan!

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A Crucial Partnership Gets Stronger

On May 29, 2014, the State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry (SAEPF) of Kyrgyz Republic, along with the Snow Leopard Trust and Snow Leopard Foundation in Kyrgyzstan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the area of wildlife conservation, valid for 10 years.

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First Pallas’ Cat Photos Taken in Kyrgyzstan

The Snow Leopard Trust’s current research camera study of snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan has yielded a pleasant surprise: The first ever pictures of wild Pallas’ cats in Kyrgyzstan! (more…)