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- A 39.5 percent increase in snow leopard population from 2016, with 134 individuals confirmed.
- An expanded survey covering over 9,000 square kilometers of habitat reveals promising density.
- Continued conservation efforts showcasing positive impact amidst global decline in snow leopard populations.
A thorough examination reveals promising figures
Following a meticulous nationwide survey, Bhutan has reported a remarkable 39.5 percent rise in its snow leopard population since its initial survey in 2016. This diligent effort, encompassing over 9,000 square kilometers of the snow leopard's habitat, brought to light a population of 134 individuals, a hopeful sign amid the ongoing challenges faced by this elusive species.
A beacon of hope in regional conservation
With its extensive snow leopard habitat bordering India and China, Bhutan holds promise as a potential source population for the region. This development underlines the crucial role Bhutan plays in regional conservation, offering a glimmer of hope for the broader efforts aimed at safeguarding the snow leopard population against extinction.
This achievement, a collaborative effort involving the Bhutan For Life project and WWF-Bhutan, underscores the significant strides made in the realm of wildlife conservation, setting a positive precedent for other nations to follow suit in the collective endeavor to preserve the earth's majestic wildlife.