A snow leopard reservation center was set up at Mount Qomolangma National Nature Conservatory Administration Bureau on May 6th. Experts were invited to investigate local snow leopard population to provide data support to the protection of snow leopard, Xinhua reported.
Snow leopard is a grade-one protected animal. All year round they live near the snow line and in the snow field, known as “king of the snow mountain“. They habitually spend their daily time in stone cliffs with vigilance, by which they are dubbed “plateau hermit”. A research report says in China their population is even smaller than that of giant pandas.
Thanks to greater efforts on environmental protection in recent years, the snow leopard population has been on increase, which is proved by the growing number of reported cases of snow leopard attacking livestock.