In November, Whitehawk has planned a wonderful trip to the Himalayas in search of the Snow leopard (Panthera uncia), led by the amazing biologist Pat Benson. As part of efforts to promote conservation in the countries in which we work, we are proud to announce that we have recently partnered with Snow Leopard Trust so that 25% of our profits from this tour will go to help protect this amazing feline in the wild and its habitats.
About the Snow Leopard Trust
The Snow Leopard Trust has been working to conserve snow leopards for more than 30 years. They conduct scientific research to learn about these cats, their habitat, and their interaction with humans and prey species. This organization also works directly with human communities to help them live sustainably while protecting this endangered cat. Here are just a few of the community projects they manage in the five countries in which they work:
– Collaborating with local women to sell handmade handicrafts – this can increase a household’s income by up to 40% every year.
– Providing livestock vaccinations to help promote the community’s economic stability.
– Offering financial reimbursement to herders who lose an animal to snow leopard predation.
– Implementation of conservation education programs to inform herders of the importance of protecting snow leopards.
Knowing that I might get to see a snow leopard in the wild, and probably wolves and a host of other amazing animals, while at the same time benefiting a strong conservation organization like Snow Leopard Trust is what makes being a part of the Whitehawk family so rewarding.
I hope that you will be able to join us on this great adventure as we trek through the Himalayas. This tour features marveling at Buddhist temples, reveling in the beauty of the natural landscape, and searching for the elusive and majestic snow leopard. All the while knowing that our journey is helping to support the wildlife and human communities in this remote and magical part of the world. I can’t think of a better way to spend a vacation!