Living with Snow Leopards: Great New Video from PBS Nature

I hope you like this as much as I did.

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Snow Leopard Irbis Mänllch by Pixel-mixer. CC0 1.0 Public Domain.

During a Facebook Live event yesterday with Matthias Fiechter and Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi of the Snow Leopard Trust, I learned of a new video from PBS Nature. This excellent, 10-minute film is called Living with Snow Leopards – Tashi’s Story

Living with Snow Leopardsfollows Tashi, a local herder, as he cares for his goats and tries to keep warm in the Indian Himalayas. As the film describes Tashi’s story, it also highlights broader aspects of snow leopard (Panthera uncia) conservation and ecology. It touches on the imperiled status of the species, mentions threats such as mining and the loss of wild prey, and discusses the relationships between local herders and the cats.

Living with Snow Leopardsmakes it clear that villagers and snow leopards do not always get along. As livestock outcompete the cats’ natural prey…

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