Örjan Johansson’s groundbreaking work on the snow leopard’s biology and behavior has led to novel insights into the spatial needs, predation patterns, and reproduction cycle of this elusive cat. Now, after 8 years of field work, collaring 23 individual snow leopards and spending more than 1,000 nights in the Gobi Desert, this pioneering scientist has received his PhD from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
The Snow Leopard Trust has received a lot of questions from media, supporters and the interested public about the IUCN’s decision to change the snow leopard’s status on the Red List of Threatened Species from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers around this controversial decision.
The Snow Leopard Trust, one the leading conservation organizations working to protect this cat, opposes the IUCN’s decision to change the snow leopard’s Red List status from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Vulnerable’.
Researchers from the Snow Leopard Trust have been able to locate and examine a pair of wild snow leopard cubs in their den in Mongolia. The discovery will help experts better understand and ultimately protect the endangered cat.
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 conservation catch 22: Increasing the number wild prey animals is key for healthy snow leopard populations. But it doesn’t solve the problem of livestock predation – on the contrary.
GPS collars will allow Snow Leopard Trust researchers to better understand the elusive species.
Seven wildlife crime law enforcement officials in Kyrgyzstan have received a Citizen Ranger Wildlife Award for their courage in the fight against illegal hunting in the country’s snow leopard habitat in 2016. They were publicly honored in a ceremony in Bishkek on World Wildlife Day.
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.