This GSLEP document aims to provide a practical guide to ecologically and socially conscious tourism practices within snow leopard habitats. It is designed primarily for operators in the tourist industry but also has a potential wider audience of policy makers in conservation and economic development fields.
The report, entitled “Status of Snow Leopard Survey and Conservation, China 2018” was a collaborative effort by a number of organizations involved in snow leopard surveying and protection in China and summarizes recent snow leopard research and conservation activities.
The report was produced in a joint effort by the Snow Leopard Network China (http://www.snowleopardchina.org/) – a network of national academic groups and NGOs including the Snow Leopard Trust’s China partner; Shan Shui Conservation Center, the Research Centre for Nature Conservation and Social Development of Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vanke Foundation, Everest Snow Leopard Conservation Centre, Green River, Xinjiang, WCS, and WWF.
This manual provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to plan, implement and analyse double observer surveys to estimate ungulate population abundance in mountainous terrain. Such population estimates are useful for the long-term monitoring of ungulate species.
The ambitious initiative, called Population Assessment of the World’s Snow Leopards, or, in short, PAWS, aims to produce a robust estimate of the threatened cat’s population status within the next 5 years.
This GSLEP report provide the first assessment of the economic value of provisioning ecosystem services – the material goods from ecosystems – used by local people
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