A watershed moment lies ahead for snow leopard conservation on 23 October 2013.
Later this month, high-level government delegations from all 12 snow leopard range countries will get together in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, for the Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum – a historic opportunity to save these endangered cats!
The Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum’s goal is for all the range countries to sign a declaration committing to specific actions to ensure the survival of the endangered snow leopard, to support a comprehensive and unifying range-wide snow leopard conservation program for Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; and to mobilize much needed funds to carry-out the conservation plans that will be established.
It is hoped that from this meeting the following results will be obtained:
- A signed declaration from every range country to support snow leopard conservation
- A ‘Global Snow Leopard Conservation Program’ that will facilitate conservation efforts across all range states
- National plans for country-by-country implementation—even for countries that have never created snow leopard conservation plans in the past; and
- Operational and financial resources for snow leopards and the unique cultures and mountain ecosystems that support them.
Please follow through to the Snow Leopard Trust and the full story here.
The Snow Leopard Trust is one of the organisations sponsored and supported by the Wildlife Protection Foundation, one of Animus’s partner organisations.