My thoughts on the Snow Leopard downgrading by the IUCN

Welcome everyone to my first blog for NatsCatsDNA!

I'd love you to explore my new website and let me know what you think! Despite the obvious challenges (working on a shoestring the other side of the world from friends and family) your belief in the project is what keeps me going and will create change in the field of conservation. So thank you again for your support.

Snow Leopard was recently moved from the category of 'Endangered' to 'Vulnerable' by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). A good friend of mine, a wildlife journalist in the States, interviewed me and here's a link to the transcript where I discuss whether this is necessarily a good or bad thing for their conservation:

http://blog.wildlifejournalist.com/2017/09/snow-leopard-de-listing-whats-the-real-story/

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Thank you again for wanting to be a part of this. Without the help of people, effective conservation can never be sustainable.

xNat

  Recently I received news that one of the most mysterious and beautiful creatures on the planet was being taken off the endangered species list. I am talking about the snow leopard. Listing and delisting a species can come with a lot of confusion as subjects like this one deal with everything from extremely difficult  ... read more

Recently I received news that one of the most mysterious and beautiful creatures on the planet was being taken off the endangered species list. I am talking about the snow leopard. Listing and delisting a species can come with a lot of confusion as subjects like this one deal with everything from extremely difficult ... read more

Thank you to my wonderful friend Simon from http://wildiaries.com/ for help building this new website.  

Natalie Schmitt