While looking for precious caterpillar fungus, foragers stumbled upon two snow leopard cubs in a den in China's Qinghai province. They alerted the local authorities, who established a no-go zone around the den to make sure the cubs were safe. The cubs' mother, who had been out on a hunt, has since returned to her babies, and the family appears to be doing well. Read the story at [... View details ⇨
Studying snow leopards means covering huge distances in rugged, extreme terrain. Roads are practically inexistent, and the climate is too harsh for horses to be a viable alternative. Under these circumstances, a trail bike becomes your best friend! Read more at [ Snowleopard.org Link ]
June 21st is World Yoga Day! Across the world, yogis get together to do 'yoga for harmony and peace'. Some of the world's remaining snow leopards may well join in, too. Will you be celebrating as well?
Here's your weekend read! A great interview in Sanctuary Asia with Koustubh Sharma, our Senior Regional Ecologist, on his outstanding work to save the world's remaining snow leopards: [ Sanctuaryasia.com Link ]
Dear amazing snow leopard lovers! This spring, you've come together to raise close to $60,000 for critical programs to protect these rare cats! We're on the home stretch - with one day to go in the campaign, we just over $1,000 short of the goal. Will you help us get there with a gift? Any amount helps! Please donate at [ Snowleopard.org Link ]
Abundant wild prey is key for snow leopards, but it doesn't keep the cats away from domestic goats and sheep. To keep snow leopards safe, we need to help keep livestock safe, too. Great article in National Geographic's Cat Watch: [ Nationalgeographic.com Link ]
"In our frantic attempt to [...] protect endangered species and their habitats, we often haven’t paused to consider how these interventions might affect the people sharing these habitats. [...] As a result, wildlife conservation is littered with examples of inappropriate interventions that have led to serious injustice to local people and have also set back conservation efforts in the... View details ⇨
THIS is what your support and our work are all about. Thank you for making a difference for the magnificent snow leopard! <3. If you'd like to make a donation to help protect these cats, please go to .
The government of #Kyrgyzstan has announced a Global Snow Leopard Summit to be held in Bishkek this August. Heads of state from all 12 range countries are invited to participate in this high-level event. Political leadership can be crucial for conservation, so this is a very encouraging development. Watch the video, and read more at [ Globalsnowleopard.org Link ]
This is very cool! Snow Leopard Foundation Pakistan has created a comic book to educate kids about snow leopards and how to work out the conflicts they can get into with local people. Read more here: [ Snowleopard.org Link ]