Extinction is a saddening thing, the fact that a whole specie of animal can be wiped out completely without any trace but bones and leftover from their carcasses to remember them can be quite disturbing.
Amongst the various mountain cats, the snow leopard is one magnificent specie, but sadly as at this point, the snow leopards are endangered but fortunately Nepali officials are fighting the best they can to keep these beautiful beasts around. The Snow Leopard Conservation Action Plan is a preservation strategy crafted by the government officials of Nepal that will actively be implemented for years from the year 2017 to the year 2021 with the hope that at the end, the snow leopards would have grown in population to a reasonable amount. This plans not only looks to create more species of the elegant snow leopards but also to make a stable enabling environments for the animals to prevent this from ever happening again.
This plan doesn’t come cheap at all as start to finish off it costs a whopping sum of $3,150,000 but it will be worth it as it’ll create more than 100 snow leopards that have grown to be of breeding age, that will then reproduce and breed around various regions of the country by the year 2020. Some of the plans the plan looks to engage includes creating a stronger more habitable habitat for the mountain cats, building a much stronger cooperation between the boundaries of the landscape, and also minimizing any violence that can occur and harm the cats to the nearest minimum around the regions they’ll be housed in. A very strict zero tolerance policy to illegal hunting, poaching and other wildlife crimes will be implemented by the officials of the county.
The Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal speaking to the WWF mentioned that Snow leopards are the sole guards of the water towers and that they also indicate how healthy the ecosystem is. This further proves that it’s not only snow leopard present nations that need to protect this important specie of mountain cats, but everybody that wants to keep having clean air and water.
Not only the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation worked make this project a success but they worked along sides various experts and skilled official in various fields, also, they were about to account for the ways changes in climate can affect the habitats and the efforts in conservation of the snow leopard. The Most senior conservative director of the WWF in person of Shyam Gurung in Nepal Together said that these two plans created will strengthen Nepal’s efforts to ensure that snow leopards grow in population, even with the complex challenges they face such as climate change. He further described the honor it is to be involved in the protection of this specie of mountain cats, he appreciated the government’s effort at this conservation and he pledged his support to the protection and conservation of this beautiful specie; the snow leopard.