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Sightings of two cats excites “Project Snow Leopard India” team

Spiti Valley north India, soon to have Snow Leopard research centre.

Just a few days ago I wrote about the likely Snow Leopard Research Centre in Spiti Valley in northern India going ahead. Turns out there has just been a sighting of two snow leopards in that region. In the past there’s only been indirect evidence of the cats like pictures in trap cameras but this time  “the team saw two snow leopards who were in a playful mood and remained in sight for an hour, raising hope for the success of Project Snow Leopard” said KS Thakur, wildlife conservator. This is really good news for the Project, hopefully the Centre can be set up soon and do great research, community development and education in this region where we still have the beautiful cats.

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  • I am in travel trade since 7 years and being a resident of Kullu, I love to explore wild nature. Is there any way to join ur efforts.


  • Shiv Kumar June 24, 2012, 9:26 pm

    I also got few Pug marks of Snow Leopard at miyar valley of Lahoul region, Lahoul spiti. But all marks were blurred due to last nights rainfall so i didnt got any fresh Pug mark pic.
    I just want to be a part of Snow Leopard research centre Kibber for some period in upcoming Winter Season.

  • Sibylle June 25, 2012, 1:14 pm

    great news on pug marks, I hope you can work on snow leopard conservation in Kibber, good luck! Please send more news and photos if you have them.

  • Prashant August 15, 2012, 5:15 pm

    Hello Sibylle ,
    Myself and Shiv kumar wants to work for conservation of Snow leopard in Himahcal Pradesh India.Any suggestion and guidance would be highly appreciated


  • Sibylle August 19, 2012, 3:35 pm

    Hello Prashant
    thank you for your contact. Good to hear you are interested in supporting snow leopard conservation in Himachal Pradesh. You can read the Project Snow Leopard report for India and you can contact the organisations in the report.

  • Shiv Kumar February 2, 2013, 12:02 am

    i ll be there after 1 month. I am excited to be there @ Kibber with u (Prashant Negi).
    Lets hope for the Best.

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