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Making Saves to Save Snow Leopards

Wildlife rangers on the front lines of snow leopard conservation stop poachers to protect these magnificent cats. 7th grader and New York City Cyclones hockey goalie Oliver Huston stops pucks to help achieve the same goal. Last season, this young netminder raised $1 for conservation projects from friends and family for every saved puck. At the end of the season, Oliver had made more than 500 saves, and raised more than $500 for snow leopards!

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Mongolia To Create New Protected Area for Snow Leopards

Press Release, April 14, 2016 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / Seattle, WA

Mongolia’s Parliament declares Tost a State Protected Area. The mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards.

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Helping Cats Big and Small

This month, you have the unique opportunity to give your cat a special treat and help out other cats at the same time!

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An Unforgettable Day

More than 50 Snow Leopard Trust supporters came together earlier this month to fund a wildlife awareness event for school kids in Pakistan on World Wildlife Day. It brought 125 kids to Islamabad’s Natural History Museum for an unforgettable experience!

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A Letter to Supporters from Charu Mishra

Dear Snow Leopard Trust supporters,

A few weeks ago, my friend and colleague Brad Rutherford announced that he would be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Snow Leopard Trust.

I’ve worked with Brad and the Snow Leopard Trust for almost as long as he’s been with the organization. First, I served as the India Program Director, and since 2008, I’ve led our field conservation and research teams in five snow leopard range countries as the Science & Conservation Director.

I have also worked closely with Brad to provide technical support to the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program; a multi-institutional effort to catalyze snow leopard conservation at the highest levels of governments of all the 12 range countries.

As Brad transitions into his new role as a member of the Trust’s Board of Directors, I’ll have the privilege of serving as the Acting Director, and of steering this ship Brad has captained so expertly while we conduct an international search for our next Executive Director.

Charu-and-Brad

Brad Rutherford, Charu Mishra, and SLT Mongolia Program Director Bayara Agvaantsereen at the Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

I have worked closely with Brad through these years, and witnessed his outstanding leadership and dedication first-hand. I know how enormous the legacy is that he leaves behind. Part of this legacy is the fact that the Snow Leopard Trust is stronger, more effective, and more robust today than it has ever been.  

Thanks to your outstanding support, we’ve been able to expand our programs to protect these endangered cats, and to pilot exciting new approaches to address emerging threats. We’ve been able to build and nurture an outstanding global team, including field researchers and frontline conservationists, but also a strong support team of administrative professionals, accountants, fundraisers, and marketers.

The dedication, passion, and skill of every person on this team give me confidence that we’ll sail through this transition period smoothly, and will be in an excellent position to take the next step forward for snow leopards when our next Executive Director takes the helm.

Thank you very much for your continued support!

Best wishes

Charu