Thursday, May 16, 2019

One woman earns prize for protecting snow leopards

Mining operations in Mongolia were threatening snow leopard habitat. So Bayarjargal Agvaantseren, who had built trust with local herders through an insurance system to pay for an of their animals lost to a leopard, built political pressure to create a national reserve. All mining contracts are now cancelled. She just won the Goldman Environmental Prize.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-48091441/how-one-woman-beat-mining-giants-and-saved-rare-snow-leopards

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