This Wild Life Conservation Podcast

The Ghost of the Mountains! Dr Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson

September 13, 2020 Amy Turner and David Grant Season 1 Episode 18
This Wild Life Conservation Podcast
The Ghost of the Mountains! Dr Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson
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This Wild Life Conservation Podcast
The Ghost of the Mountains! Dr Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson
Sep 13, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
Amy Turner and David Grant

This week we are focusing on a big cat that could be described as the ghost of the mountains as we welcome Dr. Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson from the Snow Leopard Conservancy. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Jackson is a pioneer in snow leopard conservation and his seminal research has been showcased in National Geographic. Ashleigh and Rodney take us into the extraordinary world of these cats, from where they live, to the threats they face. We will also learn about the extreme challenges required to monitor them, including how Rodney spent 15 days walking to get into Snow Leopard territory! Finally, they describe the importance of working with the local people to change their perception of these animals and even re-ignite the snow leopard's sacred status. So join me for this episode in the mysterious world of the snow leopard! 

Show Notes

This week we are focusing on a big cat that could be described as the ghost of the mountains as we welcome Dr. Rodney Jackson and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson from the Snow Leopard Conservancy. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Jackson is a pioneer in snow leopard conservation and his seminal research has been showcased in National Geographic. Ashleigh and Rodney take us into the extraordinary world of these cats, from where they live, to the threats they face. We will also learn about the extreme challenges required to monitor them, including how Rodney spent 15 days walking to get into Snow Leopard territory! Finally, they describe the importance of working with the local people to change their perception of these animals and even re-ignite the snow leopard's sacred status. So join me for this episode in the mysterious world of the snow leopard!