Conservation = nature + human nature. But it’s the human nature bit that’s the tricky part, especially where large carnivores are concerned. Snow Leopard Fieldwork Diaries explores the nuances of these relationships in Nepal’s Annapurna Conservation Area.
How people in Annapurna Conservation Area think about and feel towards the snow leopard.
In the ‘voices of those who matter‘ we looked at how people in Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) felt about the snow leopard. In this blog we do the same with the 500-plus people we’ve talked to in our other study site: Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) After all, these are the people who live alongside the snow leopard day-in, day-out. Their views of of the species are often shaped by practical experiences of losing livestock or via their religion, rather than through the comfortable lens of zoological collections or wildlife documentaries. But like people everywhere, their opinions are diverse, multifaceted and important.
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