Snow leopard’s survival depends on joint efforts of several countries

WWF Mongolia, October 2008

WWF Mongolia and WWF Russia held a meeting in Ulaanbaatar with colleagues from Tibet working on snow leopard’s conservation. Among big cats the snow leopard, or Irbis, is the only one who constantly lives in the highlands and personifies majestic, mysterious and harsh world of Central Asian Mountains.

In September 2008 the director of Tibetan “Plateau Perspectives” Marc Foggin with his colleagues visited Mongolia. On the workshop with WWF Mongolia and WWF Russia he told about the conservational work in Qinghai Province (China) focused on the conservation of the snow leopard, black-necked crane and Tibetan antelope. One of the methods of their work is involving local communities to conservation. For example, some communities already initiated the monthly monitoring of the snow leopard.