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Snow leopard Panthera uncia traversing a rocky slope, Hemis National Park, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India © National Geographic Stock /Steve Winter / WWF

An ounce of prevention Snow leopard crime revisited

Snow leopard Panthera uncia traversing a rocky slope, Hemis National Park, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India © National Geographic Stock /Steve Winter / WWF

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Published 21st October 2016

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Hundreds of snow leopards poached each year

New York, USA, 21st October 2016—With possibly as few as 4,000 snow leopards surviving in the wild, a new report from TRAFFIC has found that hundreds of the endangered big cats are being killed illegally each year across their range in Asia’s high mountains.

An ounce of prevention: Snow leopard crime revisited

Report author(s):
Kristin Nowell, Juan Li, Mikhail Paltsyn, Rishi Kumar Sharma

Publication date:
October 2016


Notes:

[1] A high-level panel event takes place today at the UN Headquarters in New York, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), GSLEP Secretariat and Kyrgyzstan. The meeting aims to: commemorate International Snow Leopard Day; re-enforce GSLEP collaboration and synergies; highlight innovative programming, partnerships and progress on the ground; and strengthen political support and commitment for ongoing and new GSLEP initiatives.

[2] Snow leopards live at high altitude in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. 

[3[ Annex 4. Expert survey questionnaires used in compiling An ounce of prevention: Snow leopard crime revisited


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