Camera trap catches a wild snow leopard mother and her young cub on an excursion in Kyrgyzstan’s Sarychat Ertash reserve.
Aspiring conservationist and photographer Udayan Rao Pawar recently returned from Ladakh, where he had volunteered in snow leopard research projects run by our local partner, NCF. He reflects on his experiences and shares an unforgettable encounter with the magnificent cat.
Predator-proof corrals built in Kyrgyzstan to help herders keep their livestock safe and prevent conflicts with snow leopards.
Indian Research scholar Munib Khanyari reflects on the unique experience of working with local Kyrgyz rangers in the Sarychat-Ertash Nature Reserve whilst estimating populations of Ibex and Argali.
Researchers capture first-ever photos of snow leopard cubs in the Kyrgyz Ala-Too range at the Shamshy Wildlife Sanctuary. The images are a sign of hope for this threatened big cat.
Conservationists and rangers counted wild mountain ungulates in Sarychat-Ertash Nature Reserve and the adjacent Koiluu Hunting Concession, both in the Tian Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. They found exceptionally high numbers of ibex and argali in the reserve, while populations in the concession were significantly lower.
Data from camera traps and GPS collars show endangered snow leopards dispersing to distant mountain ranges across stretches of deserted steppe, swimming across streams and rivers considered impossible to cross, and freely passing country borders.
At the invitation of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, leaders from all snow leopard range countries and the international conservation community endorsed the 2017 Bishkek Declaration for Snow Leopards today at the International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum. They pledged to intensify their joint effort to save the endangered cat, to monitor snow leopard landscapes and maintain their integrity and connectivity through natural corridors.
The Snow Leopard Trust and the Asian World Film Festival are joining forces to raise awareness for the endangered snow leopard and its ecosystem in the high mountains of Asia.
A newborn snow leopard cub at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo carries forward the legacy of conservation pioneer and Snow Leopard Trust founder Helen Freeman.