17 Apr '12, 9pm

How Protecting Snow Leopards Can Alleviate Poverty in Central Asia:

How Protecting Snow Leopards Can Alleviate Poverty in Central Asia:

Founded in 1981, the Snow Leopard Trust is the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to conserving the endangered snow leopard. Snow leopards make their home in the mountains of 12 Central Asian countries, and have a range of over two million square kilometers. But human activities are a constant threat to snow leopards, and it is estimated that as few 3,500 still live in the wild. The people living in snow leopard habitat are most often nomadic herders who depend entirely on their livestock for food and wool. If a snow leopard hunts a domestic animal, this can cause severe economic hardship that leads to retaliation against the cat. Snow leopards are also poached by families living on less than $1.00 USD a day, who sell the fur and bones in order to make enough money to meet their most basic needs . The Snow Leopard Trust uses a Community-Based Conservation approach i...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/how-protecting-snow-leopards-...

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