Study Suggests Snow Leopard Population Estimates are Inflated — The Jaguar

A study performed by researchers with the Snow Leopard Trust suggests that snow leopard (Panthera uncia) population estimates are too high. The study – conducted by Suryawanshi, Khanyari, Sharma, Lkhagvajav, and Mishra (2019) – analyzed all of the peer-reviewed articles about snow leopard numbers from around the world. The scientists discovered that most of these […]

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New Study: Snow Leopard Conservation and Ecotourism — The Jaguar

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia), the ever-elusive ghosts of the mountains, are undoubtedly one of the most charismatic species on Earth. Unfortunately, they are in decline: threatened by habitat loss and degradation, climate change, decreasing availabilities of natural prey, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict. I have written about the latter threat many times. When creatures like snow […]

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International Snow Leopard Day 2018 — The Jaguar

Well friends, today is October 23. That makes it International Snow Leopard Day: a day set aside to celebrate and generate support for snow leopards (Panthera uncia). Snow leopards are extraordinary creatures that are somehow able to survive in the harsh mountains of Central Asia, and yet do so with unparalleled grace and beauty. Here […]

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Tracking the Mountain Ghost: Great Story — The Jaguar

It has been far too long since I have shared anything snow leopard-related. This morning I opened an email from the Snow Leopard Trust, and it contained a link to a year-old blog post that I had somehow missed. It is a great story, so I had to share it. The Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) […]

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The Most Incredible Snow Leopard Video you will Ever See — The Jaguar

If anyone thinks life as a wild snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is easy, think again! You absolutely must watch this Facebook video of a snow leopard chasing what appears to be a wild sheep down a mountain. While the footage is grainy and contains no sound, it is the most spectacular video you might ever see. […]

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