Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar 16 ( ANI ): The population of endangered snow leopards
has witnessed a surge in the Himalayas in the recent times.
Dr Nawaz said the estimated population of snow leopards
was around 200 in Pakistan.
He suggested Kyrgyzstan to consider attracting tourists with high incomes through its snow leopard
conservation efforts as Kyrgyzstan has already organized the snow leopard
According to the zoo'sproject director Muhammad Ali, the snow leopard
was brought to the zoo from Galiyat and was scheduled to be taken back on April 15.
Erik Beishembiev also highlighted the awareness about importance of wildlife conservation among people and citizens and snow leopards
population in Kyrgyzstan.
With the introduction of this initiative, Pakistan becomes the first country to pilot the technology based approach to ensuring zero-poaching of snow leopards
Speaking during the ceremony, Regional Head Sindh and Balochistan and Focal Person - Wildlife, WWF-Pakistan Dr Babar Khan said deforestation and human encroachments are escalating habitat degradation for snow leopards
In addition, in Bhutan, snow leopards
are listed as totally protected wild animals under the Forest and Nature Conservation Act of Bhutan 1995, according to Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper.
Heads of Wildlife Departments of GB, AJ and K and KP; and senior officials of Ministry of Climate Change; Pakistan Customs, Snow Leopard
Foundation and Wildlife Conservation Society also spoke on the occasion.
Edited by recognised snow leopard
experts Dr Thomas McCarthy and David Mallon, Snow Leopards
is reportedly the only comprehensive work on the biology, behaviour and conservation status of the large cat known as the snow leopard
THE elusive snow leopard
- long considered endangered - has been upgraded to "vulnerable," though conservationists warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
have been removed from the list of endangered species.
196 million in co-financing, and implemented by the Snow Leopard
Trust, will strengthen global transboundary efforts to conserve snow leopards
and their high mountain ecosystems.
The project has decreased the predation inside pens by snow leopards
upto 40 percent and offenses against the snow leopard
by humans upto almost 90 percent through involving the local communities.
The main agenda of the meeting was to highlight the impacts of climate change on snow leopards
, their ecosystems and the livelihoods of local villagers residing in snow leopard