The WWF has revealed in its latest report that so far only about 30% of the habitats of snow leopards have been discovered.
The report, entitled “100 Years of Snow Leopard Research – Information Review,” provides an overview of the types of snow leopards, their habitats and the dangers they face.
According to the report, the majority of snow leopards are found in 12 countries, while globally, the number of snow leopards in the high mountains of Asia may be around 4,000, a rare breed of snow leopard and the loss of habitat and There are many other threats, including poaching, while climate change and rising temperatures will affect large areas of snow leopard habitat.
The report reveals that the lack of basic data on the snow leopard could hamper its conservation, as the snow leopard lives in a complex location, according to Rishi Kumar Sharma, WWF Global Snow Leopard leader and author of the report. Efforts to obtain information began in 1970. However, his whereabouts could not be traced to remote locations, and his status is still undiscovered due to a lack of complete information.
In order to protect the snow leopard population, there is a need to improve the awareness and importance of indigenous peoples. Complete and solid information on the snow leopard population is less than three percent. Research on snow leopards over the past several decades In addition, only 4 hotspots have been identified, while research on the snow leopard over a period of more than a century has revealed 23% of the local habitats of the snow leopard.
According to the report, Pakistan has the largest population of snow leopard habitat and population. The highest population of snow leopard is 76% in Bhutan, 24% in Pakistan and 19% in Nepal.
According to WWF Pakistan Senior Director Program Rabb Nawaz, snow leopards are found in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Chitral National Park, Paso Valley, Khyber, Hopper Valley, Baltoro Glacier and Gilgit-Baltistan areas. Wildlife surveillance cameras have been installed, saying immediate protection is needed to save the endangered species of snow leopard.
WWF Pakistan is campaigning at the grassroots level to raise awareness about the dangers posed to snow leopards, while the WWF is working with the Gilgit-Baltistan Wildlife Department and the Wildlife Department to protect snow leopards from poaching and collect information. Working with Parks.