€34,785 will help the Snow Leopard Conservancy - Promoting Conservation of the Snow Leopard in Nepal.
The snow leopard lives high up on the snowy and rocky slopes of the Himalayan Mountains. Rarely seen by people and never heard (as it cannot roar), this magnificent “ghost-cat” has largely been known by silent tracks left in the snow.
As people and their livestock have moved into snow leopard habitat, the snow leopard’s natural prey has been driven away, and snow leopards have found people’s sheep and goats to be an easy and tasty snack.
This project will train students in Nepal to help protect both snow leopards and livestock. Students will teach farmers how to build predator-proof corrals to keep their livestock safe, learn to check hidden cameras to track snow leopard activity and help define the corridors that need to be protected to keep snow leopard habitat intact.