The Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP), a joint initiative by all 12 Central and South Asian that are home to this endangered big cat, held a meeting in Paris on Monday, December 7, 2015, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21).
The Snow Leopard Trust, Snow Leopard Foundation Kyrgyzstan and the Kyrgyz Department of Hunting and Natural Resource Management are piloting a new, innovative conservation program: they are turning a hunting concession, where ibex were commercially hunted, into a co-managed nature reserve.
A few weeks ago, Kuban Jumabai uulu, our Kyrgyzstan Program Director, traveled to Sarychat-Ertash Reserve to collect research cameras deployed earlier this year. The pictures he found on these cameras offer breathtaking glimpses into the secretive world of one of the world’s rarest cats, the elusive snow leopard!
The Snow Leopard Trust has been surveying Mongolia’s Tost mountains with remote-sensor research cameras for many years in order to monitor the area’s snow leopard population. These cameras have also taken hundreds of photos of other species that share the same habitat, such as the Pallas’ cat – a small feline that is as elusive …
“Since you started working here, we’ve lost more livestock than ever. There are too many snow leopards. We don’t need livestock vaccination, we just need you and the cats to go away!”
Central Asian countries hold technical workshop and agree to join forces in the fight against illegal wildlife trade in the region.
The illegal trade in animal products is putting some of our most iconic species like snow leopards, elephants, rhinos and tigers in severe danger. The UK Government has launched Round Two of its Challenge Fund to support new initiatives to end wildlife crime.
A design workshop in Kyrgyzstan brings fresh energy and ideas for Snow Leopard Enterprises, our successful handicraft-for-conservation program.
Kyrgyz team makes adventurous trip into the mountains to reward local communities for their role in keeping endangered snow leopards and prey species safe.
Thanks to the generous support of many of you, we’ve been able to purchase urgently needed research cameras and have begun monitoring the snow leopards of Kyrgyzstan’s Sarychat area systematically last year.