Global Activism: A call to save Snow Leopards

June 6, 2013

(AP Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)
In this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Zoey, a female snow leopard, navigates through the fresh snow at the Central Park Zoo in New York.

With an estimated population between 4,500-6,000, today for Global Activism, we talk about saving the endangered Snow Leopard. Volunteers and students from the Tibetan Alliance of Chicago decided to spread awareness and fundraise for the endangered cat at Evanston’s Custer’s Last Stand Festival, this June 15 and 16, 2013. Their actions are the culmination of an informal five month-long learning project focused on Snow Leopards and the region they live in. Volunteer tutor, Kaki Dipinto, joins us to explain what she and her students have been up to. We’ll also get a lesson on Snow Leopards from Snow Leopard Trust executive director Brad Rutherford.