Snow Leopard In Nepal
The snow leopard is the apex predator of the Himalayan ecosystem and is found in the high mountains of Central and South Asia. In Nepal, snow leopards are called Heung chituwa. In Nepal, the potential snow leopard habitat is estimated to be about 13,000 km2, with a large number of snow leopards found to be occurring outside protected areas. The Government of Nepal has adopted a landscape conservation planning approach to conserving the snow leopards by delineating three large conservation landscapes – the eastern, central, and western landscapes.
Nepal is one of the 12 snow leopard range countries, working to secure the species along with its prey
and habitat. As part of its commitment to the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Partnership (GSLEP)
The program, Nepal prepared the National Snow Leopard Conservation Action Plan, 2005-2015, to holistically coordinate conservation efforts.
The countries with the most snow leopard research are Nepal, India, China, Mongolia, and Pakistan, in that order. The studies mostly focus on ecological research, human-wildlife conflict, and socio-ecological dimensions of the snow leopard range.
However, since so little of the snow leopard’s ecosystem has been researched, the survey concludes that there are critical knowledge gaps that could be hampering more effective conservation measures.
“Snow leopards are not just the emblems of Asia’s high mountains but are also critical to sustaining the landscapes they live in, which support water sources for over 2 billion people,” says Margaret Kinnaird of Lead Wildlife Practice at WWF International.
Snow Leopard Found Trekking In Nepal
If you are luckey enough then its your great chance to see these creatures at nepal on below trekking Region.
Snow Leopard Picture Viral On Social Media
November 10, 2022: American photographer Kitia Pawlowski photographed a snow leopard in the Khumbu Range, the world’s highest peak in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal is now trending on social media.
Image source: Kittiya Pawlowski/ Facebook
Nepalese Photographers Tashi Ghale also photographed a snow leopard
Image Source: Tashi Ghale