Today my parcel of Christmas goodies arrived from the lovely folks at the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) and what a wonderful collection it is. Each year I get a few of these beautiful things to go under our tree for friends and family. This year there’s a stunning handmade rug and very pretty handbag from the talented women of Mongolia. The felt and handiwork has already been admired by friends and family who were over for a lunch today. And the 2011 SLT calendar got the ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ going – a dozen absolutely beautiful photos of our favorite cats, this one is not to be missed.
And a reminder for you all thinking about Christmas gifts that the hard working team at the Snow Leopard Conservancy also have some beautiful gifts for sale. I bought a few of these on my recent visit to them in San Francisco and here are some of their books and cards being admired by my little Aussie terrier, Tashi. She has good taste in Christmas presents and will help me chose who gets what.One of my favorites is Darla Hillard’s fabulous book “Vanishing Tracks”, about Rodney Jackson and Darla’s ground breaking snow leopard research work in Nepal in the 1980’s. I recommend it as a great read for wildlife enthusiasts over the holidays.
So good blog readers, remember snow leopards for your Christmas this year. These presents are not only beautiful and will bring a smile to your family and friends but also help snow leopard research and conservation. Of course you can also give donations as gifts in the form of snow leopard adoptions. You can shop here at the Snow Leopard Conservancy and here at the Snow Leopard Trust. Happy Shopping