The log cabin at Shamshy Wildlife Sanctuary, the former hunting concession we’re co-managing with the Kyrgyz government as a protected area, receives a much-needed upgrade this month. Once finished, it will serve as an eco-education center and base camp for the rangers.
Check out the impact of your support for snow leopards in the Snow Leopard Trust’s Annual Report for 2016.
Chinese snow leopard researchers capture a family of three relaxing right in front of their camera trap.
Field scientist Örjan Johansson is back in the South Gobi, the site of our long-term snow leopard study. Together with his colleague Gustaf Samelius, he’s attempting to collar snow leopards and ibex this spring to allow us to track their movements. This is his field diary.
More than 800 ski touring athletes gathered in five locations in Europe this weekend for “Snow Leopard Day”, a fundraising event to benefit snow leopards organized by our long-standing partner, ski touring gear maker Dynafit. Together, they raised more than $10,000 for the mountain cat by climbing some mountains themselves. Our Communications Manager joined in on the fun!
When a wild snow leopard died of old age near the hamlet of Kibber, the community came together to pay their respects to the cat. Our local field coordinator, Kalzang Gurmet, shares this heart-warming story from his home village.
Every day, we’re inspired by the generosity of artists who use their work to raise awareness and funds for snow leopard conservation. 14-year old Kyle Trefny is one of these artists. Through the sale of his fabulously creative greeting cards, he’s raised over $2,000 for these cats.
One of the world’s most elusive big cats is stepping onto the planet’s biggest stage this week! In an advertisement to raise awareness for its plight, the rare and endangered snow leopard makes a surprise appearance on a video billboard in New York City’s Times Square.
Few people have ever seen a wild snow leopard – let alone come face to face with one. But Swedish researcher Örjan Johansson has gotten closer to these elusive cats than anyone else before him. Meet the ‘Snow Leopard Whisperer’!
You made incredible things happen for snow leopards in 2016. Please watch the brief video below to take a look back at some of your greatest achievements this year. Thank you very much for all you do! From all of us at the Snow Leopard Trust, I’d like to wish you and your loved ones …