Tag: snow leopard

Snow leopard census concludes in Shey-Phoksundo

Jajarkot, September 12 The counting of endangered snow leopard has been concluded in Shey-Phoksundo National Park in Dolpa. The census was conducted with the financial support provided by the World Wildlife Fund. A team of 33 persons associated with the WWF, Shey-Phoksundo National Park and the Snow Leopard Protection Committee had started the census on […]

How an increase in snow leopard trafficking is pushing this wildcat to the brink

    The snow leopard can be found across a massive geographical range spread over twelve countries. However, there are only between 4000 and 8000 of these felines left in the wild. A dire threat to the survival of the snow leopard comes from poaching of its body parts and pelt and retaliatory killing by […]

Photographing the elusive snow leopard in the high Himalayas

Snow leopards are elusive animals that inhabit the high, inhospitable terrain in the Himalayas. To study them, Tashi Ghale, a Manang-based photographer who has been working with the Snow Leopard Conservancy, has been placing camera traps in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. The job involves the thrill of finding unexpected pictures and the disappointment […]