23 October: International Snow Leopard Day

  • International Snow Leopard Day, also known as the World Snow Leopard Day, is an annual observance that takes place on 23rd October, the day a declaration for the conservation of the snow leopard was adopted in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Snow Leopards are found in 12 Countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Mongolia, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • In India, the Snow Leopards can be found in the states including Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and eastern Himalayan areas.
  • In 2019, the first Snow Leopard Survey in India was carried out and reported that India has 10% of the global snow leopard population.
  • Conservation Status of Snow Leopard (IUCN): ‘Vulnerable’

(Image Source: World Atlas)