The Snow Leopard Conservation Grants Program (SLCGP) will be funding five projects in 2012.
This year, thanks largely to the generosity of our important partner the Whitley Fund for Nature (www.whitleyaward.org), we are able to provide an unprecedented level of support for snow leopards since the inception of SLCGP. This is a 60 % improvement over last year.
SLN is also grateful to the Snow Leopard Conservancy (www.snowleopardconservancy.org) for continuing their support, and to the Snow Leopard Trust (www.snowleopard.org) for giving even more than in earlier years.
The selected projects are:
– Flagship Species of the Pamir Range, Pakistan: Exploring Status and Conservation Hotspots (Jaffar Ud Din and Muhammad Ali Nawaz: Pakistan)
– Snow leopard toolkits for monastic leaders in Bhutan (Susan Higgins, Nawang Auden, Broughton Coburn: US, Bhutan)
– Re-assessment of livestock depredation by snow leopard in the Phu Valley of Manang after 17 years (Ashish Adhikari: Nepal)
– Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) response to habitat, prey and anthropogenic factors at multiple spatial scales in a multi-use landscape (Rishi Kumar Sharma: India)
– Assessing the distribution, status and conservation needs of snow leopard in a natural World Heritage in Sichuan, China (Wei Liu: US, China)
A review panel of 16 experts contributed their time and effort in helping select the applicants.
Further details of the selected projects and the review panel will shortly be posted on our website, https://snowleopardnetwork.org.