Conservation Around the World
Reducing the losses suffered by farmers due to predation on livestock by snow leopards is a key to protecting the endangered cat. New research now shows that small changes in the way livestock are herded could make a big difference.
17-year old Saloni Wadhwa has her career goals figured out. She wants to be a wildlife scientist. Earlier this year, she interned at Nature Conservation Foundation, our partner organization in her native India, in their snow leopard program. This is the story of how she fell in love with the “Mystic Cat in the Abode of Snow”.
One of our donor-funded remote-sensor research cameras in Mongolia’s Tost mountains has captured stunning, rare footage of a snow leopard mother with three small cubs.
giveBIG 2015 is over – and what a day it was for snow leopards!
It all began with a challenge:
The Seattle Foundation had pledged to match the first $5,000 in giveBIG donations if we managed to raise that much in one day. In less than 7 hours, you helped us meet this challenge and land this amazing gift for these endangered cats!
Around noon, we reached another milestone: $10,000!
Shortly after that, the Seattle Foundation informed us that we had also won a “Platinum Global Ticket”, randomly awarded to a handful of organizations participating in the giveBIG event, worth another $5,000!
Building on this momentum, we managed to raise another $8,000 to help protect the “Ghost of the Mountain” before the day was over!