Welcome to the Snow Leopard Network’s Winter Exchange. The aim of the SLN Winter Exchange is to bring snow leopard researchers and conservations practitioners together from across the world and share the latest developments in snow leopard conservation programming and research. 

Our resource persons share updates from different High Asia settings: we will travel and meet teams working in Tajikistan, Nepal, China, Russia and Kyrgyzstan. Each brief and inspiring talk is followed by a discussion period where we explore ideas in further depth, drawing on the group’s experience and knowledge.  We thank the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) with their support in making this event possible. Enjoy the sessions and feel free to share your feedback!

“For years, my work has consisted of monitoring and population analysis of ungulate and predator populations…. I am developing some work on felines and mountain ungulates, and the conservation of the snow leopard as a future project. That is why this course has been important to learn about the state of the populations, the monitoring methods and the conservation effort of the snow leopard.” – 2022 participant

 

Snow leopards & Tajikistan

Snow leopards & Tajikistan

Mountains cover more than 90% of Tajikistan. The country’s mountain regions are home to the snow leopard, Marco Polo sheep, Tajik markhor, urial sheep and Asiatic ibex. Tajikistan is developing a climate-smart National Action Plan for the conservation of the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) and its ecosystems in Tajikistan for ...
Watch the session
Snow leopards & Nepal

Snow leopards & Nepal

Nepal has a long history in snow leopard conservation. Rinzin Phunjok Lama from the Third Pole Conservancy will share updates of the teams ongoing snow leopard population survey in Humla, west Nepal. He will share how community conservation provides the foundation for their monitoring efforts. Rinzin and his colleagues are ...
Watch the session
Snow leopards & China

Snow leopards & China

Qilianshan National Park, extends along the magnificent Qilian Mountains in north-eastern corner of the Tibetan Plateau. The mountains of 52,000 sq.km provide home and future refuges for snow leopard and many other wildlife. When the national park was established in 2016, an ambitious plan was announced to assess snow leopard ...
Watch the session
Snow leopards & Kyrgyzstan

Snow leopards & Kyrgyzstan

In 2021, Panthera kick-started a project with a focus in building conservation capacity and partnerships with communities in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Since June 2021, the project was co-led by two female conservationists, Sabin Snow Leopard grantee Fatima Mannapbekova and CEPF project lead Altynai Adabaeva. Together with the Ilbirs Foundation, they’ve made ...
Watch the session

Congratulations for completing this on-line module!

If you have any further questions please do get in touch