Snow Leopard

30 Sep

Video: Young Snow Leopards Caught on Camera in Kyrgyzstan

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Watch a new camera trap video below of two young snow leopards walking and resting together in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.

22 Aug

Panthera Kaplan Scholar Records Two New Species in Nepal

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Two new species were recently recorded in Nepal for the first time by Panthera Kaplan scholar and PhD fellow, Madhu Chetri. Camera trap images captured in May and June of this year identified the Steppe polecat, a relative of the black-footed ferret, and the Tibetan or Himalayan wolf in Nepal’s Annapurna-Manaslu landscape – an area managed by Panthera’s partner, the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC).

20 Aug

National Geographic NewsWatch Features Panthera’s Snow Leopard Conservation Program

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National Geographic NewsWatch has just published a new article by Tajikistan Snow Leopard Program Director, Tanya Rosen, on Panthera’s snow leopard conservation work in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan.

02 Jun

Press Release: New Global Alliance Commits $80 Million to Save the World's Wild Cats and Their Ecosystems

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Commitment Unites Donors from China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States to Collectively Provide $80 Million in Cornerstone Funding for Panthera's $200 Million Initiative for Wild Cats

30 May

NatGeo Cat Watch - "The Silent Roar on the Roof of the World: Saving Snow Leopards"

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National Geographic’s Cat Watch blog recently published an article by Panthera's Tajikistan Snow Leopard Program Coordinator, Tanya Rosen, entitled 'The Silent Roar on the Roof of the World: Saving Snow Leopards.'

Read the article below or on NatGeo’s Cat Watch blog to learn about Panthera's snow leopard conservation efforts in Tajikistan, the threats facing snow leopards and the history of the region, how social and political conflict impacts wildlife, and why "five rolls of mesh wire, five wood boards, & a bag full of nails & hooks can go a long way to conserve snow leopards."

19 May

Panthera Partner Jigmet Dadul Receives Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award

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Panthera congratulates our partner and conservationist Jigmet Dadul on receiving the 2014 Carl Zeiss Wildlife Conservation Award - a prize bestowed annually to a select group of wildlife conservationists, managers, and researchers to honor their contribution to wildlife conservation. Serving as Senior Program Manager with the Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (SLC-IT) since its inception in 2000, Jigmet works with local communities and various government and non-governmental organizations throughout Ladakh, India to reduce human-snow leopard conflict by developing local education, conservation and research programs.

25 Apr

Photo of the Day

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Enjoy Panthera's pic of the day of two beautiful snow leopards, likely mother and cub, taken last December in Soujia, China. As part of Panthera's community-based conservation efforts, our team held a snow leopard monitoring training workshop last year with 24 local people from Yunta village. Villagers were taught in techniques including camera trap field instruction, and placed 16 Panthera cameras across 300 sq km of Suojia's snow leopard habitat, including one that captured this image.

22 Apr

Act for Wild Cats on Earth Day

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Today is Earth Day - Are you ready to act for wild cats? Read Panthera's 5 wild cat facts and encourage your family & friends to act for wild cats! Consider making a contribution to Panthera on Earth Day as well to support the future of big cats - our planet's ultimate ecosystem guardians. 100% of your donation will go directly to Panthera's field programs, where it matters most, to protect wild cats around the world.

14 Apr

Part Two: A Tribute to Peter Matthiessen – Friend, Naturalist and Novelist of ‘The Snow Leopard’

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Last week, upon learning of the passing of naturalist and novelist Peter Matthiessen, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, shared his reflections on the profound impact that Matthiessen had on the field of conservation and the inspiration he provided for admirers of the snow leopard and wildlife around the world.

08 Apr

A Tribute to Peter Matthiessen – Friend, Naturalist and Novelist of ‘The Snow Leopard’

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We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the incredible naturalist and novelist, Peter Matthiessen, over the weekend. Matthiessen was known for a rich volume of works, including the groundbreaking book, The Snow Leopard, which recounted his two-month expedition in 1973 with Panthera’s Dr. George Schaller into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep, and possibly glimpse the elusive snow leopard. This book launched the species into common day lexicon, making this never-heard of cat known to the world, even though Matthiessen himself never saw one.