Snow Leopard

12 Sep

Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Coordinator, Tanya Rosen, Highlighted in IUCN’s ‘Women and the Environment’ Segment


This month, through their ‘Women and the Environment’ segment, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is turning the spotlight on some of the inspirational women who are working in conservation and sustainable development. Some are hands-on practitioners while others are dedicating their efforts to promoting the importance of gender equality in environmental policy making.

05 Sep

Press Release: Tibetan Monasteries Serve as Critical Allies for Snow Leopards


New York, NY – A Panthera co-authored study published last week confirms the critical role of Tibetan-Buddhist monasteries in the fight to conserve the endangered snow leopard.

29 Aug

Snow Leopard on the “Roof of the World” Wins Photo Contest


The Pamir mountains of Tajikistan have been known since Victorian times as the “Roof of the World”. Epitomizing that image, the snow leopard in this camera trap photo surveys his realm from the lofty peaks of the Pamirs. It was enough to catch the eye of voters in the camera trap photo contest, where the picture won Shannon Kachel 1st place in the International category. Today, Shannon studies as a graduate student at the University of Delaware and leads a Panthera-funded study of snow leopards and trophy hunting of their prey in the Pamirs. Congratulations Shannon!

08 Aug

Photo of the Day

S. Kachel/Panthera/Academy of Sciences Tajikistan/U. Delaware

Panthera has just submitted this gorgeous camera trap photo of a wild snow leopard in Tajikistan to the Trailcampro 2013 Photo Contest!

Vote for this photo (#19) now to help Panthera's Snow Leopard Program win Trailcampro's premium camera traps to monitor wild snow leopards and their prey.

Learn more about Panthera's Snow Leopard Conservation Program and our snow leopard conservation work in Tajikistan.

16 Jul

Photo of the Day

Shan Shui/Panthera/SLT

Enjoy our photo of the day of a gorgeous snow leopard peering back at a camera trap in Soujia, China. This image was captured near one of Panthera's main study sites where, in collaboration with local NGO, Shan Shui, and the Snow Leopard Trust, camera traps are placed to monitor snow leopard behavior and assess population numbers in the area. Learn more about Panthera's Snow Leopard Conservation program.

17 Jun

Panthera Awards Second Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship Benefiting Tajikistan’s Snow Leopards


Last year, the Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship was launched to support the professional growth of early career wild cat conservationists. Created by Panthera supporter Rami Cobb, the annual Fellowship awards $10,000 to an exceptional young conservationist to undertake a three to six month field-based wild cat conservation internship.

04 Jun

Watch Panthera's Snow Leopard Program on ABC News Nightline


This week, ABC News Nightline aired an exclusive segment on Panthera's Snow Leopard Program in Mongolia.

Watch the Nightline video to see Panthera's Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, track and collar a male snow leopard named 'Aztai' in Mongolia's Tost Mountains.

29 Apr

Photo of the Day

Steve Winter/National Geographic

Enjoy our photo of the day of a gorgeous snow leopard and sunset on India’s Kharlung Mountain Ridge. Learn how Panthera's Media Director, Steve Winter, captured this image and more in National Geographic's "Searching for the Snow Leopard" video narrated by Steve.

Learn more about Panthera’s Snow Leopard Conservation Program.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

03 Apr

Photo of the Day

Snow Leopard Foundation- Pakistan

Our photo of the day shows a carefully camouflaged snow leopard in Khunjerab National Park, within the Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan. Panthera, in partnership with the Snow Leopard Foundation of Pakistan, Snow Leopard Trust, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences is carrying out a camera trap survey in the region to assess snow leopard numbers, behavior, interactions with local communities and more. Learn more about Panthera's work to protect Snow Leopards in Pakistan.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

12 Mar

Alaska Nature Cruise with Panthera's Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy


Snow Leopards in Alaska? Well, no... but this summer, Panthera’s fans are invited to join Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, for an exclusive nature cruise of Southeast Alaska on board the luxury yacht M/V Sikumi!