The Wildlife Conservation Division in collaboration with Paro Territorial Forest Division jointly organised the Second International Snow Leopard Day at Drugyel Lower Secondary School, Paro on 23rd October 2015. The Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in 2013 at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic adopted 23rd October as International Snow Leopard Day. This year is also accepted as the ‘International Year of the Snow leopards’. The theme for his year’s celebration is “Taking Stock of the Elusive Snow Leopard for a Healthy Alpine Ecosystem”.
The theme is linked to the ongoing National Snow Leopard Survey aimed to estimate the population of the species in the country and further to develop a long term landscape conservation management plan for Bhutan’s snow leopards and their prey base.
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