Existing snow leopard population assessment studies tend to be conducted in the best habitats and cover areas that are too small to be representative of larger landscapes. This leads to inflated population estimates.
A camera trap study in South Gobi’s Khorkh mountain range confirmed the presence of snow leopards along with lynx, ibex and argali.
Around 60% of the world’s snow leopard habitat are in China. Yet, in China as in other countries, robust population estimates to guide snow leopard conservation efforts remain scarce. But there are efforts underway to change that – most recently through two workshops on survey and analysis methods held in Beijing.
Ambitious GEF-financed project aims at conserving Pakistan’s snow leopard ecosystems and improve livelihoods of local communities.
Our team in India is embarking on an ambitious project along with the Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh: Estimating the total snow leopard population of this mountainous Indian state.
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.
Leaders from all 12 snow leopard range countries are meeting in the Kyrgyz Republic later this month to discuss conservation priorities and commitments to save this iconic cat. Here’s a look ahead at the event, and what to expect from it.
Along with other International conservation groups, we’ve launched a petition and campaign to save the endangered snow leopard ahead of an upcoming high-level summit.
Combatting snow leopard poaching & trafficking is one of the keys to conserving Asia’s high mountain ecosystems. Environment ministers from snow leopard range countries are meeting in Nepal to discuss joint strategies.
Ministers from snow leopard range countries charged with wildlife conservation will meet this month to discuss progress and next steps in the global effort to save the endangered cat.