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Saving snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan


Dr. Tom McCarthy has worked with snow leopards for many years and is Director of Field programs with of the Snow Leopard Trust. In this video he talks about the decreasing numbers of snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan and the community based conservation programs the Trust is developing there. These programs help the Kyrgyz villagers who share snow leopard habitat to sell their beautiful rugs and handicrafts all over the world. With extra income they are able to commit to helping the snow leopards survive in their area. Have a look at this video and if you can support the worthwhile program by purchasing some of these lovely handicrafts. I bought a rug and some stunning table mats in deep reds and soft creams for friends and family for Christmas last year. Everyone loved them. Have a look at the crafts here.

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  • Ailurophile August 9, 2009, 10:46 am

    Very informative video. Thanks for sharing. This programs is very noble and I hope it gets all the support and publicity it deserves, in order to assist both the majestic snow leopards and the people who live in their domain.

  • Sibylle August 11, 2009, 1:32 am

    Happy to share. It’s devastating to know that so many snow leopards have been killed over recent years. There is still much work to be done on education and community support in snow leopard areas and as you say, this is a program that deserves support.

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