Trouble in paradise

The mixed blessings of new roads and increasing tourist numbers for Himalayan communities.

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There are bigger problems than snow leopard conservation. The…[park]…is being ruined by roads and pollution – tourism is the main livelihood and…[the park authority]…does nothing. Soon nobody will come to trek except the Israelis who want everything for free. Continue reading

Life in the freezer

Our second blog from the Nangpa valley describes what a bunch of snow leopard researchers get up to in their spare time.  Silly nonsense, mostly.

All work and no play make Jonny & Co. a dull bunch.  Having time-off is therefore an important part of our schedule, and we take every Sunday as a rest-day.  Most evenings, though, the four of us can be found reading books and playing Uno, all the while sitting as close to the communal stove as we can get without going up in flames.

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