Bringing Pallas’s Cat Conservation Into Focus

The Pallas’s cat (Otocolobus manul) shares remote, mountainous habitat in Central Asia with its bigger “cousin,” the snow leopard. Like the snow leopard, very little is known about this small wild cat. Scientists from across the range have come together in an international effort to study the Pallas’s cat conservation status. In Mongolia’s South Gobi we have also worked to increase awareness of the species among local people.

Women Changing the Face of Conservation

Women play a vital role in all aspects of snow leopard conservation, from being the matriarchs of herding communities, to participating in our Snow Leopard Enterprises handicraft program, to advocacy and research. The impact women have on the protection of this species is immeasurable. We have gathered first hand accounts from the field to share their experiences working in snow leopard conservation.