About “Saving Snow Leopards” website
“Saving Snow Leopards” website is the most comprehensive website for information about snow leopards, including conservation, research, the experts working with these endangered cats and more. Together with many wonderful people from all over the world we provide snow leopard facts on the 12 countries where the cats live in the wild. You’ll find information on books and films about snow leopards, school projects and snow leopard facts for kids. We feature ecotourism treks that help snow leopards in their natural habitat and share magical stories by people who have been lucky to see them.
While we focus on what’s happening with these rare, elusive and endangered cats in the wild, we also keep you up to date with what’s happening in zoos worldwide. There are over 500 snow leopards in zoos and many zoos are learning about snow leopard behaviour that will help to save the species in the wild.
How you can help save snow leopards
“Saving Snow Leopards” website doesn’t raise money for snow leopards but we point you in the direction of the best conservation organisations where you can donate to help the cats living wild in the mountains and how to support education programs for villagers learning how to live with snow leopard’s instead of killing them. Help save a snow leopard today by supporting the Snow Leopard Trust, the Snow Leopard Conservancy or Panthera Snow Leopard Program. You can also find the other organisations raising money and doing conservation work on our site’s Conservation Groups Page.
ABOUT the Founder and Publisher of “Saving Snow Leopards” website
Hi, my name’s Sibylle Noras and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been supporting snow leopard conservation for years and gone on many treks to find snow leopards in the wild. In 2011 I trekked with the Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust and Karma Quest in the Himalayas in winter in Ladakh India and spent a magical 8 hours watching a female snow leopard resting after a kill.
In 2010 I trekked in snow leopard habitat in Siberia, Russia. Read the “Diary Searching for Russia’s Last Snow Leopards” here.
After many years of working in the newspaper, internet and knowledge management industries I’m now dedicated to building this the most comprehensive information source on snow leopards on the web.
In January 2012 I was also elected on to the Steering Committee of the Snow Leopard Network, the international network of over 350 biologists, researchers and conservationists fighting the life and death struggle to protect snow leopards and their habitat andsupporting village cosneravtion education. It is pleasure and privilege to work with the network at this exciting but critical time for snow leopards.
Along with my life partner I also run a small business with three self contained holiday houses providing accommodation (vacation rentals). Two are on Australia’s Great Ocean Road, the beautiful Treetops at Wye River, and the Japanese inspired Sea Zen at Wye River. The third is a stylish house called Alto, accommodation Richmond on the edge of downtown Melbourne city. We welcome visitors from all over the world.
What just a few of our readers are saying about “Saving Snow Leopards” website.
“The information provided here is completely amazing.” Darren.
“Thank you so very, very, much. The day after you posted about the Binder Park Zoo, I saw my first Snow Leopard!! I have lived in this area for four years, and never even heard of this zoo. It is 45 miles from me! Thanks again.” Bruce.
“Actually, I came on this site because I need to do a project on an endangered animal for science class. Thank you so much for the info. It really helped me. Even though I’m only 12 and in 7th grade.. I know the snow leopard is and forever will be, my favourite wild animal.” Jennifer.
“GREAT blog! Good work! I admire what you’re doing!” Sara.
“Congratulations on an excellent blog – very informative with great photos and interesting stories. I also love the videos which show how fit, manoeuverable and elusive the Snow Leopard is. Well done! Keep up the good work.” Sami.
“This is a fascinating collection of information. Your Students page is particularly impressive. I’ll forward your URL to a few school teachers I’m in touch with.” Janet Givens.
“I am happy there are people like you who have the means and are ready to champion the cause of this beautiful cat. All the best with your great compassionate work.” Karma from Paro, Bhutan.