Wow, its been a busy year for Saving Snow Leopards Blog. There’s been lots of blogging and lots of travelling and best of all – meeting wonderful committed snow leopard researchers, conservationists and blog readers. I’ve found the snow leopard conservation community to be made up of inspirational people. Many of you spend months and years in the field away from families, in remote, harsh conditions. During this time there’s no coming home from the office to a nice glass of wine and a warm fire for you, like most of us do after a days work.
You are all doing this for the love of these cats and to help the communities and the ecosystem supporting them.
I’ve met multimillionaires who are giving time and money to save snow leopards. I know you could be playing golf or sailing on yachts instead! (Seriously!) And I’ve met people who are spending every spare cent on this work and living in frugal happiness. My hat off to you all, and more power to you!
And a big thanks to the tens of thousand of Blog visitors and readers. Many have been generous in their support and comments. I know many of you are doing more than just reading here. You are regularly donating to snow leopard conservation organisations, buying craft products that provide income to villagers and also talking about snow leopards to your friends and family.
And the kids that are writing to me, doing school projects on snow leopards – to you all, I say, please keep it up, you are the future and you’re all making a difference for our beautiful snow leopards.
And where to for the Blog over the next year? Well, I’ve been reflecting on directions and content and while there’ll be more of the same, I’m also going to start a “Guest Blog” on a regular basis. I know readers would love to hear more from researchers in the field and that’s what I’m hoping to do. Please stay tuned and thanks again for all your support in saving snow leopards – I know they appreciate it