Fight is On to Save the Last 4,000 Snow Leopards in the World

The snow leopard is found in 12 countries in Central and South Asia. (Photo Courtesy: WWF)

The Quint, Indira Basu

The snow leopard, an endangered species, is a big cat found in the mountains of Central Asia and South Asia. Ahead of an international conference on the snow leopard, several conservation organisations, including the Snow Leopard Trust and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), have launched a joint online campaign to save the big cat.

The conference titled ‘International Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Forum’, will take place in the Central Asian country Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on 24-25 August, and will see in attendance, representatives from 12 countries including India, Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan and Mongolia. Speaking to The Quint, Rishi Kumar Sharma, Snow Leopard Coordinator, WWF-India said:

“I will be among those attending next month’s conference in Bishkek. There will also be a representative from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change accompanying the Indian team.”

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