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 TrailCamPro.com 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Extreme Wildlife Radio Interview with Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy
Earlier this week, Panthera’s Snow Leopard Program Executive Director, Dr. Tom McCarthy, was interviewed on Extreme Wildlife Radio – an online, Texas-based radio program that highlights the state of some of the world’s most endangered species.
Listen to Dr. McCarthy’s interview below to learn about the state of the elusive snow leopard, the main threats to the species’ survival, what is being done today by Panthera to conserve the snow leopard, snow leopard is found, what it’s primary prey base is, the snow leopard’s unique characteristics compared to other wild cats, and other facts about ‘Asia’s Mountain Ghost.’
Our photo of the day is a camera trap photo of a snow leopard with a beautiful view of the Kharlung Mountain Ridge in India. Although snow leopards live in harsh conditions, they are well adapted to their environment. Their small rounded ears, for example, minimize heat loss.
Learn more neat facts about the snow leopard and how Panthera is working to conserve this magnificent species through the Snow Leopard Conservation Program.