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BeProvided Conservation Radio takes you from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Africa with expert interviews in wildlife biology, conservation, environmental education, nature writing, nature art/photography, eco tourism and much much more.  Learn how you can help close to home and worldwide to protect our natural world.

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Introduction and Outro done by friend of the podcast, Dale Willman, award winning journalist! Thank you Dale for this wonderful contribution!

Jul 3, 2018

Celebrating Snow Leopard Conservancy on July 4th!

Rodney in front of a mountain vistas in Hemis National Park in Ladakh India - 2013*Photo Credit: Karen Czekalski. Rodney in front of a mountain vista taken in Hemis National Park in Ladakh, India in 2013.

I have a treat for you today- a conversation about snow leopards with Dr. Rodney Jackson founder of the Snow Leopard Conservancy. For the past three decades, Dr. Rodney Jackson is the leading expert on these elusive and beautiful cats.

This ended up being a longer than usual podcast episode when said and done and I didn’t want to leave any valuable information out, so I broke the episode up into two parts. Today you will hear Part 1 where Rodney talks about his history in finding his path to snow leopard conservation and snow leopard behavior. 

In Part 2, next week, Rodney starts off describing the challenges these beautiful cats are facing and how the Snow Leopard Conservancy is addressing these challenges successfully. Rodney also shares with us, what gives him hope for the future of these cats and other wildlife.


Visit www.snowleopardconservancy.orgto learn more.


Please enjoy this week’s conversation and make sure to download and listen to Part 2!

Listen in this week to find out:

  • Where in Hollywood snow leopards have been represented
  • Rodney’s path to snow leopard conservation
  • How Rodney ended up in the Himalayas
  • Some behavior traits of the snow leopards

More information about Snow Leopards and The Snow Leopard Conservancy

2014 Wildlife Conservation Network Lecture on Snow Leopards:

Jak Wonderly’s Snow Leopard Expedition: Wildlife Photographer traveled to India in January 2018- Here is his story:'

 Rodney Jackson and Darla Hillard with snow leopard cub, Jackson. Photo credit: Robbi Pengally*Photo Credit: Robbi Pengally - Rodney Jackson and Darla Hillard with snow leopard cub, Jackson. Jackson was named after Rodney. Jackson is now a beautiful large snow leopard at Project Survival's Cat Haven in Dunlap, CA.