Out of the Cage at Last: Snow Leopard Cub Taken From Wild Gets New Home!

Press release Seattle / Islamabad, 12/4/2014 Snow Leopard Trust; Snow Leopard Foundation Pakistan; Gilgit-Baltistan Parks and Wildlife Department; Embassy of the United States in Islamabad, Pakistan; International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); Snow Leopard Conservancy A young snow leopard that has been kept in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway for …

Conservation Program Raises $1 Million for Snow Leopards

Press Release. Seattle, November 4, 2014. Snow Leopard Enterprises creates a market for handicrafts made by herders who live in the endangered cat’s habitat. In return, the herders help save snow leopards. In the past 10 years, this program, which today helps protect 17% of Mongolia’s snow leopard habitat, has generated a total of $1 …

What Bayad Taught Us About Protecting Snow Leopards in Pakistan

Bayad has really put into perspective how challenging it is to protect snow leopards. This map is rough, but explains best what snow leopards are facing:   The green circle shows a general outline of a Protected Area set aside, in part, for snow leopards. Definitely it’s an important region for Bayad–as you can see from the …

Snow leopards in Pakistan threatened by poaching in Afghanistan

The Snow Leopard Trust has analyzed the data from Bayad’s collar and found that she traversed a 1,563 square kilometer area, splitting her time between Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the map above, Bayad’s movements are the little black dots, and the red line is the border between countries. Past convensional VHF radio collars used in …

GPS Collar Worn by “Bayad” Finally Found

This just in: After a few tense months of wondering if we would ever find the GPS collar which our snow leopard (Bayad) carried for over a year, our team finally located it high in the mountains of Chitral, Pakistan.  The collar dropped off in January, as it was programmed to do, but eluded us for months. After fruitless searching …