Regular readers of this Blog will recall that last month there was a successful campaign to convince the government of Mongolia to overturn a decision to allow the killing of four snow leopards for ‘research’ purposes. This was a hugely important decision and could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedicated lobbying of many people, including many Mongolian folks on the ground. I’d like to take the opportunity to acknowledge all those I haven’t mentioned in this Blog before – it was an incredible effort of which you can all be proud and supporters of snow leopards everywhere thank you.
Charu Mishra, Executive Director of Snow Leopard Network and his senior management team,
Mr. A. Enkhbat, Director General, Sustainable Development and Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia
Mr. D. Enkhbat, Director, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia
Mr. D. Batbold, Director, International Co-operation Department, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia
Ms. A Bayarjargal, Ms. Purevjav Lkhagvajav and other staff of Snow Leopard Trust/Snow Leopard Conservation Fund, Mongolia
Dr. B Lkhagvasuren, Onon and other staff of WWF Mongolia
Dr. Amanda Fines, Enkhtuvshin, Odonchimeg, and other staff of Wildlife Conservation Society Mongolia
Mr. S. Damdinsuren of the Mongolian Foundation for the Protection of Animals
Dr. D. Munkhtsog,Mr. Naranbaatar, Adya and other staff of the Institute of Biology, Mongolia
Mr. Shagdarsuren D, National Mongolian Radio
Congratulations to all of you and we all look forward to continuing good news about snow leopard conservation programs in Mongolia.