Nepal Sets New Goal for Restoring Snow Leopard Populations
Posted on : 02-19-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
A four-year conservation effort by the nation of Nepal is seeking to elevate the number of native snow leopards to at least 100 by 2020. This measure is part of GSLEP, a joint effort program taken by all twelve countries possessing snow leopard habitats.   Puspha Dahal, the Nepalese Prime Minister, remarked that snow leopards watch over water towers and serve as a health gauge of the area. He went on to remark that this status means that preserving the animals preserves the quality of air and water. Nepal's $3.15…
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Nepal’s Ambitious Snow Leopard Protection Plan
Posted on : 02-14-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
Linking the health of the snow leopard population with the health of the environment, Nepal’s Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, announced a multi-country conservation agreement that sets aggressive and measurable goals for the protection of this endangered species. This landmark legislation, created under the auspices of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP), includes all twelve of the countries that contain snow leopard ranges.   Nepal has been a forerunner in the snow leopard conservation effort. The country has already invested in satellite tracking of snow leopards. There…
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