GRRREAT NEWS! Thanks to everybody who vote The Snow Leopard WON the BBC World Challenge! Thanks for your support and for helping make a difference to lives of wild Snow Leopards! Founded in 1981, the Snow Leopard Trust is the world’s leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard. Experts estimate that there are only between 3500-7000 snow leopards left in the wild.
Mongolia’s Snow Leopard Enterprises is an income-generation project that helps people living in poverty increase their standard of living, and at the same time protect their local ecosystems. They provide women across Central Asia with the training and equipment necessary to produce hand-made felt and other wool products, which are sold internationally through the Snow Leopard Trust and other venues. This provides the herding communities with an alternative income and helps to prevent the poaching of endangered snow leopards for survival. The Snow Leopard Enterprises project has been running in Mongolia since 1997. In that time it has grown to include over 350 households from 28 communities in seven different provinces of the mountainous west and desert south of the country.
Learn more about the Snow Leopard Trust and the amazing work they are doing here: http://www.snowleopard.org/
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