Our Kyrgyz partner community of Enilchek lost a conservation bonus they would have been due for 2015 because a young man from the village was seen on a camera trap photo guiding poachers into nearby the locally protected area. Now, the young man’s family has agreed to compensate their fellow community members for the lost bonus payment – and our team has started installing camera traps to catch more poachers in the act.
Combatting snow leopard poaching & trafficking is one of the keys to conserving Asia’s high mountain ecosystems. Environment ministers from snow leopard range countries are meeting in Nepal to discuss joint strategies.
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.
Central Asian countries hold technical workshop and agree to join forces in the fight against illegal wildlife trade in the region.
The illegal trade in animal products is putting some of our most iconic species like snow leopards, elephants, rhinos and tigers in severe danger. The UK Government has launched Round Two of its Challenge Fund to support new initiatives to end wildlife crime.
In collaboration with the Kyrgyz government, the Snow Leopard Trust launches the Citizen Ranger Wildlife Protection Program, awarding rangers and community members who successfully stop illegal hunting. The first conservation awards have recently been handed out.
Earlier this month, we discovered hundreds of illegal listings for products made with parts of endangered animals on the trend-setting online marketplace Etsy.com. After several attempts to be heard by Etsy HQ, we launched a petition asking Etsy headquarters to adopt a policy that would prohibit such items from the site – and you’ve stepped …