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 …
A report by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC has found that hundreds of these endangered cats die at the hands of humans each year.
Researcher Saloni Bhatia has examined the role of religion on people’s attitudes toward snow leopards and wolves. She didn’t find significant differences between Muslims’ and Buddhists’ tolerance for these predators. Overall, the conservation impact of religion seems to be limited – but not insignificant.
A new study shows that climate change is threatening to disrupt or fragment large parts of the snow leopard’s mountain habitat. There are three core habitat zones that appear to have the potential to be safe refugia for the species though.
Researchers have captured the elusive big cat on camera in Shamshy, a former hunting concession that has been co-managed as a Wildlife Sanctuary by the Kyrgyz government and conservationists since 2015.
Snow Leopard Trust researcher Örjan Johansson recently published a groundbreaking study where he could show that most Protected Areas in the cats’ habitat are too small to hold viable snow leopard populations. In this article, he explains how he and his team calculated snow leopard home ranges using data from cats they tracked with GPS collars.
40% of Protected Areas in Asia Are Unable to Sustain Even One Pair of Breeding Snow Leopards