Out research team in the Gobi is getting ready to collar snow leopards and ibex. Follow their adventures here.
Join SLT Communications Manager Matt Fiechter for a behind-the-scenes look into our snow leopard study in Mongolia.
To save endangered species, we need to work with the people who live alongside them. From over 20 years of experience in engaging with local communities, our team has developed a set of principles for successful partnerships.
More than 800 ski touring athletes gathered in five locations in Europe this weekend for “Snow Leopard Day”, a fundraising event to benefit snow leopards organized by our long-standing partner, ski touring gear maker Dynafit. Together, they raised more than $10,000 for the mountain cat by climbing some mountains themselves. Our Communications Manager joined in on the fun!
Our Regional Ecologist, Justine Shanti Alexander, had her first live snow leopard encounter on China’s Tibetan Plateau last month. She shares the unforgettable experience (and the video the team took) with us in this blog post.
The saga of Anu continues. This snow leopard mother living in Mongolia’s Tost mountains not only keeps surprising us – she also provides a powerful example of nature’s perseverance!
18 years ago, we established our first grazing-free village reserve for wild snow leopard prey in partnership with the community of Kibber, India. Today, the area’s population of bharal, a wild sheep that’s among the snow leopard’s preferred prey species, is about four times higher than it was before the reserve was set up. Nine more of these reserves have since been started elsewhere in India. It’s been an important conservation initiative, but also an educational experience.
It’s a privilege and an enormous responsibility to work for the conservation of the endangered snow leopard. We’re thankful to share this planet with such an amazing creature – and for your support!
The Snow Leopard Trust makes it a priority to help train the next generation of conservation leaders in snow leopard range countries. Mongolian student Tengis is one such potential future conservationist. He’s also an ardent soccer fan, which is reflected in the names he chose for ‘his’ snow leopards.
Researcher Saloni Bhatia has examined the role of religion on people’s attitudes toward snow leopards and wolves. She didn’t find significant differences between Muslims’ and Buddhists’ tolerance for these predators. Overall, the conservation impact of religion seems to be limited – but not insignificant.