Stop Killing Snow Leopards for "Scientific Research"

  • By: Nyack Clancy
  • Target: President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

For the purpose of "Scientific Research", the Mongolian government has proposed the hunting and killing of 4- (or more)- endangered Snow Leopards.

The endangered Snow leopard is a semi-large cat living in the snowy mountains of Central Asia. Experts have estimated that there are between 4,000 and 6,000 snow leopards left in the wild, making them one of Asia’s most endangered mammals. This estimate was calculated several years ago, however, and it is believed that the number today is significantly lower.

The threats are many; they are hunted and traded illegally for pelts and taxidermy trophies. They have less food because increased grazing has eliminated the cat's natural prey and are shot by ranchers who see them as a threat to livestock.

Additionally, they are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Bones from the endangered snow leopard used in Traditional Chinese Medicine increased when bones from the endangered tiger grew harder to obtain, becoming popular  a substitute which placed an even harder strain on the already diminished Snow leopard population. The Environmental Investigation Agency estimates that for every tiger poached, approximately six leopards are taken, this includes snow leopards.

The best method to observe the big cat and collect data is to study its habits while it is alive. Killing endangered species is not "conservation". Killing the endangered snow leopard will in no way aid research efforts. Stop this "reseach" project.

Read more about Mongolia’s proposal to hunt the Endangered snow leopard.

President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Contact: http://www.president.mn/eng/contact/wr

For the purpose of "Scientific Research", the Mongolian government has proposed the hunting and killing of 4- (or more)- endangered Snow Leopards.


The endangered Snow leopard is a semi-large cat living in the snowy mountains of Central Asia. Experts have estimated that there are between 4,000 and 6,000 snow leopards left in the wild, making them one of Asia’s most endangered mammals. This estimate was calculated several years ago, however, and it is believed that the number today is significantly lower.

The threats are many; they are hunted and traded illegally for pelts and taxidermy trophies. They have less food because increased grazing has eliminated the cat's natural prey and are shot by ranchers who see them as a threat to livestock.

Additionally, they are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Bones from the endangered snow leopard used in Traditional Chinese Medicine increased when bones from the endangered tiger grew harder to obtain, becoming popular  a substitute which placed an even harder strain on the already diminished Snow leopard population. The Environmental Investigation Agency estimates that for every tiger poached, approximately leopards are taken, this includes snow leopards.

The best method to observe the big cat and collect data is to study its habits while it is alive. Killing endangered species is not "conservation". Killing the endangered snow leopard will in no way aid research efforts. Stop this "reseach" project.


Read more about Mongolia’s proposal to hunt the Endangered snow leopard.


President of Mongolia, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Contact: http://www.president.mn/eng/contact/wr

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