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Snow leopard blog celebrates first birthday

Saving Snow Leopards Blog 1st birthday

Saving Snow Leopards Blog 1st birthday

This snow leopard blog is now one year old! It’s been an amazing year for me, learning about blogs, learning more and more about snow leopards and ‘meeting’ so many like minded snow leopard conservationists, zoo staff, snow leopard supporters, animal lovers, photographers, writers, artists etc. So many people who have dedicated their lives and their life’s work to these animals in one way or another.

Over this year the blog has had almost 25,000 visits and the countries where people have visited from are not only the US, UK, Australia, Europe but also include Iceland, Tunisia, Iran and many many more. I’m often still in awe of this fabulous technology, the internet, which enables us to cross physical and cultural boundaries across the globe and share stories about the things we care about in common.

There’s no doubt the launch of Apple Mac’s OS X Snow Leopard has also brought many people to this blog who would otherwise not have visited. Some of those I know came by accident thinking the blog is about the OS X, but I also know from emails that many of those ‘accidents’ ended up looking at snow leopard photos and learning about this gorgeous endangered animal. Thanks Apple for helping us spread the word.

To celebrate I’m going to make a recipe from each of the 12 snow leopard countries in central Asia and I will share them here on the blog over the next month. Enjoy :-)

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  • Brenton Head October 6, 2009, 1:21 am

    Thankyou Sibylle, for all of your efforts in creating this blog for all to enjoy about Snow Leopards and their conservation. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to continue operating and producing a regular blog. I look forward to all of the recipes. I enjoy cooking and I now have a tagine, so I hope that some of the recipes will be good for slow-cooking? Brenton.
    PS. The new fundraiser on the Snow Leopard Trust website is going well.

  • Sibylle October 6, 2009, 11:34 am

    Hi Brenton
    nice to hear from you again and thanks for your best wishes for the blog. I’m very much looking forward to the next year of blogging and what exciting things it will bring.
    I’m so glad you’re looking forward to the recipes and I will definitely be on the lookout for a slow cooking one for you :-) Tajines are wonderful.

  • Rex October 13, 2009, 1:33 pm

    Hi Sibylle, I find your blog fascinating. It has been a great year of weird and wonderful stories. Well done for getting the message out there.

    Hmm interesting challenge on the 12 recipes. Are you making them yourself? Will you tell us, your readers, what they taste like?

  • Sami Hisheh October 14, 2009, 12:06 pm

    Hi Sibylle,

    Happy first anniversary on your excellent and interesting blog. You should be commended on your efforts in helping to save the snow leopards. Also on providing an enchanting and informative blog.

    12 recipes hey? One from each country where snow leopards roam…..that’s a clever way of getting people to keep coming back to your blog!

    I can’t wait to see what recipes you’re going to bring out of Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan!

    Of course, you have taken photos of all the recipes while you were in those countries – just like the recipe from Nepal 😉

    Sami Hisheh

  • Sibylle October 15, 2009, 11:41 am

    Hi Sami
    thanks for your comments and I have to say I am having a great time doing this bog and ‘meeting’ such hardworking and fascinating people. Yes the recipes are a challenge but it will be fun. I have been away for a few days but have a great recipe from Mongolia from a contact there. Must try it myself too, happy cooking…

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