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Saturday, October 1 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Snow Leopard Conservancy
Only a few thousand snow leopards remain in their home high in the mountains. This rare species is a sacred symbol of Central Asia, but lives under constant threat of poaching, human development, and climate change. The Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC) binds snow leopard conservation with the traditional beliefs of indigenous communities to build support for saving this big cat. With the aid of innovative technologies and the expertise of local people, SLC tracks snow leopards and protects their habitat. They also educate children about snow leopard conservation and help run Land of Snow Leopard, a coalition of conservationists and local cultural leaders.

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Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson

Executive Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy
Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson is the Executive Director of Snow Leopard Conservancy. She earned a bachelor’s in Zoology from the University of Florida and found her passion specializing with big cats in AZA-Zoos with the Felid Taxon Advisory Group. She earned a master’s in Wild Animal... Read More →
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Rinzin Phunjok Lama

Conservation Program Director, Third Pole Conservancy
Rinzin Phunjok Lama is the first graduate in environmental science from Humla. He has a BSc. in Forestry from Tribhuvan University of Nepal and a master’s in International Nature Conservation from the University of Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University, New Zealand. He is... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)