It’s that time of year again in the high mountains of Central Asia. No, not Valentine’s Day but something similar in the big cat world. It’s snow leopard mating season. And a bit more than three months later comes snow leopard cub season. The above recent video capture of collared female snow leopard, Presnel and her three cubs was a good opportunity to ask Senior Scientist Dr. Örjan Johansson and Assistant Director of Science Dr. Gustaf Samelius to share some of their insights into snow leopard mating habits and reproduction.
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Human health and snow leopards: how are they related?
Snow leopard habitats are traditionally thought to have a low risk of disease prevalence and outbreaks. In a newly published paper, Snow Leopard Trust scientists and their collaborators draw attention to the increasing risk of disease outbreaks, which, unless managed proactively, can threaten wildlife as well as people.
BBC series: Ghosts in the Snow
Have you watched the recent BBC series, Snow Leopards: Ghosts in the Snow? If not, we highly recommend you do so immediately! Follow Dan O’Neill as he travels through Kyrgyzstan to learn more about snow leopard conservation.
New Protected Area for Snow Leopards
Mongolia’s parliament has declared the snow leopard habitat of Tost a National Protected Area. This is the culmination of years of efforts by the local community, political activists and our local team. Read more
People have begun viewing snow leopards in a positive light
Our field coordinators in Spiti, India, talk about the impact of their work on the local community.
Freeman Family Award for Sumbe Tomorsukh
Mongolian snow leopard researcher Sumbe Tomorsukh has been posthumously awarded the Freeman Family Snow Leopard Conservation Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the field, for his outstanding efforts to save this endangered cat.
See what you made possible for snow leopards in 2015, and check out some of our favorite pics of these endangered cats in their natural habitat.
Climate Change Threatens Snow Leopard
Scientists fear that the endangered cat could come under even more pressure, as climate change threatens its fragile mountain habitat.
An Endangered Beauty
There may be as few as 4000 snow leopards left in the wild. Learn more about the threats this endangered cat faces and about how we can protect them together.
Wild Cubs Caught on Camera
Watch an amazing video featuring three wild snow leopard cubs and their mother in Mongolia’s Tost mountains.