Snow Leopard cub

Taronga’s support to the ‘Community Based Conservation of Snow Leopards’, an in-situ project based in the Annapurna Conservation region, Nepal, made two initiatives possible: the development of a community ‘savings and credit’ scheme that enables community members to raise their household income with programs that rely on a healthy Snow Leopard population; and the training of young members of local communities to become ‘Snow Leopard Scouts’. These initiatives will help protect both the Snow Leopards and the people of the Annapurna region and establish a trend on long-term wildlife stewardship by the local community.

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