Join us on March 3rd at 7 p.m. for a lecture at the Eastside Audubon by Panthera's Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, on "Snow Leopards: Saving a Treasure of Central Asia's Mountains."
Dr. McCarthy will share the snow leopard’s story – from their ecology and life history, to their precarious existence in the face of widespread poaching, to optimism brought about by successful conservation efforts. He will also share highlights from South Gobi, Mongolia, where, in partnership with the Snow Leopard Trust, he now leads the first-ever long-term study of the species using GPS-satellite collars, remote camera traps and other cutting-edge research techniques.
Dr. McCarthy began research on the snow leopard in 1992, and is the first biologist to use satellite radio-collars to study the species. He has established snow leopard conservation projects in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Pakistan. His personal efforts have also catalyzed national snow leopard conservation plans in Mongolia and Pakistan, and he has contributed to similar efforts in Bhutan, India and Uzbekistan.
308 4th Avenue South (corner 4th Avenue S and State Street)
The event is free and open to the public.