The Snow Leopard Trust has announced the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources have approved important snow leopard habitat in the Tost Mountains of southern Mongolia as official “Local Protected Area”. The SLT and the community lobbied hard in the face of many licenses for mining exploration in the area. It took three applications but now at the end of 2010 it’s good news for snow leopards. Congratulations to the Trust for its fine GPS radio collar research in Mongolia and now this important win to help save snow leopard habitat. A wonderful way to end 2010 for snow leopards in Mongolia.