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More Snow Leopards Poached, Even as Bold Plan Fights Decline

On the eve of International Snow Leopard Day, there’s good news and bad news for the secretive big cats of Central Asia.

Hundreds of endangered wild snow leopards are killed each year

Cattle herders kill even more leopards than poachers, in revenge for livestock attacks. So helping them protect their animals could save the rare mountain cats  

Hundreds of rare snow leopards illegally killed every year: study

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the wild, a report said on Friday.

Snow Leopards Could Lose Two-Thirds of Their Habitat due to Climate Change

But certain high-elevation refuges will remain, according to new research -- Read more on

Climate Change Will Leave Snow Leopards With Just One-Third of Their Habitat

By 2070, the endangered species will be seeking refuge in the few mountain habitats that are left.

One Snow Leopard Needs a Protected Range Bigger Than Aruba

The big cats' home territories are up to 44 times bigger than previously thought, a new study using GPS collars reveals.

Scientists discover half of Asia's protected areas too small for snow leopard survival

A new scientific report has confirmed that the snow leopard is running out of room to survive, with nearly 40% of all protected areas across the species' range too small to support even a pair of breeding snow leopards.

18 days, 350km hiking eastern Nepal

Snow Leopards. Red Pandas. Epic Adventure near Kanchenjunga. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. Dulkara Martig’s trip report – Chasing Snow Leopards in Nepal

Return of the snow leopard brings hope to remote Afghan region

In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest communities on earth

Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region

In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink and given hope to one of the poorest and most isolated communities on earth.

Cat scat: Research examines food habits of snow leopards

A new study finds researchers may have been missing the mark on the diet of endangered snow leopards. The findings suggest the leopards have been consuming larger, not smaller, species, and underscores the importance of verifying, through DNA testing, what endangered species need to survive.

Physical cause for cell death in dry preservation of embryos

Brine shrimp do it, water bears do it, why can't we dry preserve snow leopard or golden toad embryos and keep them on the shelf? A new study has determined that a critical issue in dry preserving whole cells may lie in the late-stage dynamics of sugar molecules as they transition into a glass state. The finding suggests possible solutions.

The snow leopard -- world’s most mysterious big cat -- may be more common than thought

The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied – and therefore poorly understood – of the large cats. No longer.

Endangered Snow Leopard Pair Sent to Himalayan Park to Create Cubs

A pair of snow leopards will be sent to the Himalayan Nature Park in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh for creating a family of the highly endangered species.

Man Tried To Enter Bronx Zoo's Snow Leopard Enclosure

A man was removed from the Bronx Zoo after allegedly trying to breach the Himalayn Highlands exhibit, where the snow leopards and red pandas are kept. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Williamsburg Developers Still 'Optimistic' Despite L Train Doomsday

Because people love climbing the 1WTC spire, check out today's mid-day links: Kanye West ice cream, new '7 Minutes In Heaven,' viral mugshots, Brooklyn high school fake donation, and snow leopard shows off. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

WWDC flashback 2008: iPhone 3G, MobileMe, Snow Leopard, and App Store

Traveling back to the year Apple announced iPhone 3G, MobileMe, Snow Leopard, and the App Store! As we head towards WWDC 2016 we're looking back at the last few years of Apple's World Wide Developer Conference and the impact each has made. Show More Summary

Hungry snow leopard demonstrates excellent Parkour skills

We all get a little weird when we're hungry. For example, this snow leopard does Parkour. Adam Mitchell posted footage to Facebook on Monday of Ada the snow leopard, who is so excited about mealtime that she performs a series of excellent...Show More Summary

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