Day the Snow came to Town II


Snow Leopard – Panthera uncia (2014)

600 x 750 mm

Giclée prints, limited editions of 25 for the ‘Ecosystem Series’.
On museum grade acid free paper – signed, stamped & numbered.


Though the snow leopard inhabits a harsh landscape above the tree-line, neither the fragility of its habitat nor that of the neighbouring high altitude forests should be underestimated. Forests contiguous with the snow leopard’s habitat may support herbivores in lean months. The snow leopard’s survival is directly linked to the health of herbivores like Bharal (Pseudois nayaur), Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Argali (Ovis ammon) and Marmots (Marmota spp.) that comprise its prey. Excessive grazing by domestic livestock in alpine pastures can have a devastating impact on herbivores like bharal whose numbers ebb with the declining availability of food. With the decline of viable prey, more snow leopards are pressed into conflict with humans. Retributive killings for taking livestock are as great a danger as poaching is. The conservation of snow leopards rests on local communities that live off the mountains across the felid’s range. Additionally, disputes between nation states over borders and conflict zones reduce pristine natural habitats to inhospitable territory for humans and wildlife alike. With the right incentives and knowledge we can conserve the wilderness of the snow leopard’s domain before its existence is confined only to our imaginations.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 74 x 10 x 10 cm