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Help stop 4 snow leopards being killed in Mongolia

Famous snow leopard conservationist and Vice President of Panthera, Dr George Schaller is asking the Mongolian government to overturn the decision allowing killing of 4 snow leopards. Photo WCS.

The Mongolian government announced 4 snow leopards (and possibly more) could be hunted and killed for ‘research purposes’. Snow leopard conservationists everywhere are shocked as Mongolia has been at the forefront of conserving the endangered cats in Asia.

Conservation agency Panthera, which is leading collaborative and groundbreaking research in the South Gobi region of Mongolia, has launched a petition to lobby the government to overturn this decision.

Please lend your voice to this urgent matter and sign the petition here.

Dr Tom McCarthy, Executive Director Snow Leopard Program, Panthera, and world renowned snow leopard expert, working in Mongolia. McCarthy is actively lobbying the Mongolian government to overturn the decision allowing four snow leopards to be killed for 'research purposes.' Photo Panthera/SLT.

These days there are many effective ways to study the rare cats like radio collaring, DNA collection of scat and remote camera photography. Mongolian and international researchers have successfully employed these methods to protect the cats and build community support for their long-term survival. Killing the animals for research is absolutely not necessary.

Take a moment and join famous snow leopard conservations like George Schaller and Tom McCarthy to help stop the killing of beautiful endangered snow leopards – sign the petition now.

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  • Brenton March 23, 2011, 3:07 pm

    I have signed the petition!

  • Laura Palacios March 23, 2011, 3:33 pm

    I did too and also sent it to my contacts, hopefully some of them will sign too, if there is something else that i can do , to help them let me know.

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