We are pleased to announce the release of the book Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes edited by SLN members Dr. Thomas McCarthy, Dr. David Mallon. Over 200 authors contributed to this comprehensive guide to snow leopard conservation, many of whom are SLN members. We would like to thank all authors and editors for their efforts in producing this amazing volume.
The book is available for purchase in hard back or Kindle here:
The Panthera Sabin Snow Leopard Grant Program will be accepting letters of interest (LOIs) from July 1, 2016 until August 1, 2016. This program provides awards of up to $20,000 per project per year to in situ snow leopard conservation projects.
For more information on the program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply, see https://www.panthera.org/cms/sites/default/files/Panthera_SabinSnowLeopardGrantProgram.pdf
October 23rd is International Snow Leopard Day!
To celebrate, the Snow Leopard Network is launching the updated Snow Leopard Survival Strategy, available here.
Congratulations to a group of Snow Leopard Conservation Grants recipients, who have successfully completed the first phase of their population survey in the Almaty State Reserve, and had an article about their work published in the Astana Times. The full article is available here:
Please note the misprint – they were awarded $15,000 in Snow Leopard COoservation Grants funding.
SLN member organisation the Snow Leopard Trust recently released the first ever camera trap photos of snow leopards from Kyrgyzstan, which were captured as part of a snow leopard population assessment that they are conducting.
For more information and to see the pictures, please see http://www.snowleopard.org/first-pictures-of-kyrgyzstans-snow-leopards?pid=111&pageid=7598
Richard Bischof of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and SLN member Muhammad Ali Nawaz of the Snow Leopard Foundation of Pakistan are conducting a Pakistani snow leopard study using scat analysis and camera trapping. Their results so far have recently been published a report in the journal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
For more information and to see the photos, please see http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140125-snow-leopard-pakistan-animals-science-world-endangered-species/
The Himachal Pradesh State Wildlife Department and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is setting up a research centre that will serve as a base for a long-term radio collaring project.
For more information, see http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/HP-to-launch-snow-leopard-research-conservation-facility-in-Spiti/articleshow/29174501.cms