Her focus on her prey was real tight and so was my frame... Arrowhead all set to make a kill. Her focus stayed undisturbed. Luckily got a clean shot through other park vehicles. Got a real tight frame of her without chopping any part.
Help Save Snow Leopards!! Poaching of snow leopards is very real and is taking place right now. According to an October 2016 report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, more than 480 snow leopards were killed and traded between 2003 and 2012. Thatâs at least four cats a week. The actual numbers could be even higher as many killings go undetected. With as few as 4,000 snow leopards possibly left in the wild, stopping poaching is an extremely high conservation priority for Snow Leopard Trust.
In Kyrgyzstan, where we estimated that 200-400 snow leopards range, poaching and trophy hunting are the most serious threats to the cats and their wild prey. Although Kyrgyzstan has more than 20 protected areas, wildlife rangers responsible for patrolling these areas are poorly paid, and many lack the formal training to apprehend poachers and bring them to justice. This is where the Trust has stepped in.