Bayad has really put into perspective how challenging it is to protect snow leopards. This map is rough, but explains best what snow leopards are facing:
The green circle shows a general outline of a Protected Area set aside, in part, for snow leopards. Definitely it’s an important region for Bayad–as you can see from the large cluster of dots there. But Bayad’s dots far extend beyond this protected region. What does this mean? For the Snow Leopard Trust, it means working to promote larger Protected Areas, working with communities surrounding Protected Areas, and looking at ways to protect Bayad as she crosses borders.