Snow Leopard Researcher Charu Mishra nominated for 2014 Indianapolis Prize

Dr. Charudutt (Charu) Mishra, the Snow Leopard Trust’s Science and Conservation Director and a trustee of India’s Nature Conservation Foundation, is among an elite list of nominees for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious conservation awards. The nomination recognizes Charu Mishra’s outstanding contributions to endangered species conservation in the Himalayas.

Q&A: Why Etsy HQ needs to ban endangered animal products

What do we want Etsy headquarters to do? As revealed by a few simple searches on the Etsy marketplace for terms such as “pre-ban”, “real leopard”, “real ivory” or “rhino horn”, there are currently several hundred products made with parts of endangered animals listed on the site – the vast majority of them labeled as “vintage”, “pre-ban” …

Protecting Prey to Protect the Predators

As livestock numbers in northern India grow, some of the snow leopard’s main prey species populations are shrinking fast. The cats – and other predators such as wolves – are increasingly forced to predate on domestic animals instead.  In the remote, high altitude valleys of Jammu and Kashmir, where the estimated average annual family income …

We Met Our Goal to Help More Snow Leopards!

Thank you to everyone who helped us meet our goal!  We needed to raise $50,000 to ensure that our expansion plans for the year could move forward. Over 630 people stepped up to help!  Thanks to these generous supporters, we can continue our successful programs and ease the conflicts between herders and snow leopards. We are …

Could Wild Cubs Be On The Horizon?

Field researchers conducting our long-term ecological study are watching the movements of our known female snow leopards with fingers crossed. If the females begin to restrict their movements, it could mean that they are looking for a potential den site in order to give birth to cubs. Khashaa, Lasya and Anu are all moving within …