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Snow Leopards

 

These beautiful and amazing animals need our help.
Researchers estimate that there are only about 3000 -7500 snow leopards left in the wild. No one has an exact count because Snow Leopards are so elusive and inhabit such harsh and remote habitat that they are rarely seen. Their numbers are threatened by a number of factors, including poaching, loss of habitat and prey, and hunting by herders in retribution for killing their livestock. They have already disapeared from some areas where they formerly lived,
such as parts of Mongolia.


The Snow Leopard Trust is working with governments in snow leopard countries to strengthen conservation policies and programs. Most importantly, the Trust works with local communities and herders on reducing conflict between people and snow leopards. They help them find ways of limiting livestock loss, and offer them opportunities to increase their income by helping them market handcrafts in return for a commitment to conservation.

Click on this link to view the Trusts philosophy on snow leopard conservation,
and read about the programs they have initiated. 
Snow Leopard Trust

Please contact the Zoo if you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause.