Expressing concern about the death, a representative of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said the snow leopard
might have died due to the warming weather and poor habitat.
The wildlife wing suggests that the cause of a surge in the population of endangered snow leopards
is due to the prey-base available to them.
She e said, 'I am proud to announce that very soon our government in collaboration to Global environmental faculty is going to launch a project for snow leopard
With an estimated 200 to 400 cats, Pakistan hosts the world's third largest snow leopard
The snow leopard
is listed as vulnerable according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's latest Red List of threatened species.
The project results will be relevant not only for snow leopard
and high-mountain communities in Central Asia, and for the protection of these magnificent species, but also for all 12 snow leopard
range countries who have committed to the objectives of the GSLEP programme, stated Magdy Martnez-Solimn, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDPs Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.
The blood sample of a female snow leopard
, being kept in Khunjerab National Park by Gilgit Baltistan Forests and Wildlife Department was obtained.
The report describes snow leopards
as one of the most beautiful and enigmatic big cats.
Urgent action is needed to curb climate change and prevent further degradation of snow leopard
habitat," said Rishi Kumar Sharma, WWF global snow leopard
leader, "otherwise the 'ghost of the mountains' could vanish, along with critical water supplies for hundreds of millions of people.
He called for an intergovernmental coordination, as well as to raise awareness of the importance of snow leopards
and its ecosystems.
Besides photographs, the operation was also successful in getting a video footage of a snow leopard
for the first time.
RAISE your glass and do some good with a Snow Leopard
martini this weekend.