Related to my post from yesterday. When I was a kid, I wanted to save the planet. Snow leopards, cheetahs and whales were my personal causes–still are, really. But snow leopards especially. Conservation is so important. Take a minute today and catch up on your childhood causes. We can still save the world.
This video is called (1/6) Snow Leopard of Pakistan – Beyond the Myth.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013
A stately snow leopard has been caught on one of the 18 cameras recently set up by NABU (BirdLife in Germany) in the Tian Shan mountains, in Kyrgyzstan, one of the species’ last refuges. Nobody knows exactly how many of these endangered cats still live in the wilderness, but experts estimate that there are about 4,080 to 6,590 snow leopards that roam across an enormous area of 2 million square kilometres in Central Asia.
In the mid-1980s, between 1,200 and 1,400 animals still lived in Kyrgyzstan, at that time a large part of the world’s snow leopard population. Today, however, there are only approximately 200 to 300.“Even though there are laws to protect the snow leopard, many animals…
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