Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor

Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor
Picture by Justin Wyatt
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This magical story has a touch of the supernatural. When an injured crane is found and nursed, something happens, something magical and inspiring...

Gentle Footprints launched- AS SEEN ON TV

Gentle Footprints was officially launched Fri June 4th at the Hay Festival with guest speaker Virginia McKenna and some of the authors

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Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Animal Anthology To Raise Funds for Born Free

Bridge House Publishing announce new book coming Spring 2010. For more about Bridge House please see their website.
This book is the annual charity book for Born Free...if you want to get involved with promoting and selling this book- email me!

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Snow Leopard Conservation

Conservation efforts for snow leopards are being made. There are several strands to conservation efforts.

• Research to find out more about snow leopards;
• Sanctuaries to give snow leopards who are no longer able to live in the wild a home;
• Education and working with local populations so they understand and support conservation efforts and also wider education about snow leopards;
• Fur and traditional medicine trade – campaigning and highlighting the dangers;
• Breeding, using a reserve that allows rescued snow leopards to breed and for the resulting cubs to be trained and returned to the wild where possible.

Conservation projects are often local so they can adapt to local needs and include:

• In India and Pakistan domestic animal vaccination and livestock insurance projects run to reduce losses of domestic herds to disease and replace animals lost to hunters such as snow leopards. This helps reduce retribution killings of snow leopards blamed for loss of domestic animals. Excess domestic animals are sold to raise funds for the herders and maintain original herd sizes.
• In Mongolia a group of herders set up a self-help organisation in the Yamaat Valley, raising standards of animal husbandry and pasture management to avoid over-grazing wildlife habitats so domestic and wild animals could both thrive. Herders estimate the loss of 144 domestic animals in 2007 to wolves and snow leopards so conflict exists between herders and snow leopards.
• Snow Leopard Enterprises encourages herders to make toys and ornaments from sheep wool which creates income that the herders can use to pay for food, medicine and education.
• Children’s eco-camps which take children on an outdoor adventure holiday but also includes education about snow leopards and prizes for best drawing and best story about snow leopards.


  1. What beautiful animals they are. I can't wait to read your story

  2. It has to be the most beautiful cat- I agree. And as for people killing them for fur- I always remember the T-shirt I used to have: remember the slogan?- Fur coats are worn by beautiful animals and UGLY people!

    And Greenpeace said: It takes up to 40 dumb animals to make a fur coat- but only 1 to wear it!

    And I have to say the story about Snowena is just terrific!

    Debz :)

  3. Extract from "Snowena" coming up tomorrow, just to whet your appetite further... Glad I'm not the only one who thinks they are goregous!