Don't forget a gift for your furbaby! These fabulous little wool balls will soon become a favorite for any cat and they help preserve the snow leopard as well!
Snow Leopard Enterprises is an award-winning conservation program that creates economic opportunities for families who share snow leopard habitat and reduces the motivation behind poaching. Many families who live in the remote regions where snow leopards are found are pastoralists, and they depend on their herds of livestock for food and livelihood. Snow leopards usually hunt wild prey species, but the cats will occasionally target livestock grazing in their habitat too. Because these families are typically living on less than $2 per day, the loss of even a single animal can create great financial hardship. Herders may retaliate against snow leopards to protect their animals, or set steel-jaw traps to stop the cats before they get too close. The idea for conservation is really quite simple. Address the poverty that lies at the root of the problem and you'll help preserve the cats. Herder women in snow leopard habitat produce unique handicrafts with the natural resources at their disposal, like wool from their sheep. The sales of these products has been shown to boost their income by up to 40%. In return, the entire community pledges to keep the snow leopards in their area safe from harm.
- Made by hand in Kyrgyzstan
- Needle felted wool
- One felted wool ball
- Measures approximately 1-3/4" diameter