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Mountains of the mind

Originally posted on Snow Leopard Research Nepal:
Two months on from finishing fieldwork, the snow leopard conservation journey continues. The Himalayas may be thousands of miles from where I sit writing this, but their epic proportions feel much closer to home. That’s because the mountains that I’ve been working amongst over the last two months…

The voices of those who matter II

Originally posted on Snow Leopard Research Nepal:
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…

Seven days in Little Tibet

Originally posted on Snow Leopard Research Nepal:
A blow-by-blow account of a week spent in the restricted NarPhu valley searching for snow leopards and their calling cards. Day 1 Start: Koto 2600m Finish: Mehta 3560m Net altitude gain: 960m Journey time: 8 hours 45 minutes Armed to the teeth with permits, we were let into…