Snow Leopard Trust - Small cats help big cats. A trust project to preserve and support the endangered snow leopard in the protected areas of the central Tibetan highlands.
The large, colourful fish is felted purely by hand from 100% wool. The individual oval felt discs form a movable body, head and fin are lovingly sewn in contrast stitch. The unmistakable Felted Fish is made by families of shepherds in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan, so it is individual and unique. Our little Lilly has immediately fallen in love with this fish.
Contents 1 piece length approx. 20cm 100 % wool - 100 % handmade This product is guaranteed to be natural and made from renewable raw materials. Each fish is unique and individual in colour and shape. Various colours, no choice of colour possible Presented by our cat model Lilly, Devon Rex 5 months old.
Support the snow leopard project with your purchase - with a purchase you support the families living there and thus the snow leopard.
About the Snow Leopard Trust Project: The organization works in 5 of 12 countries where the snow leopard is native: China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Pakistan. In each of these five countries, cat toys are handmade by a local partner organisation led by local employees. Small cats can help big cats - because a large part of the proceeds goes to the shepherd families living in this region. Snowleopard Trust conducts snow leopard research, supports community conservation programmes and negotiates political decisions with local authorities to protect these endangered cats and find ways for snow leopards to live with the people who share their habitat. Many of the families living in the snow leopard habitat are shepherds who live on less than $2 a day and depend on their livestock for food and income. The snow leopard occasionally attacks and kills animals. Members of these low-income communities therefore sometimes resort to retaliatory attacks or poaching by snow leopards to protect their herds - or to earn extra money. The Snow Leopard Trust's community-based conservation program aims to break this cycle of poverty and provide incentives for shepherds to protect local wildlife and ecosystems.
With the support of thousands of followers around the world, the Snow Leopard Trust's international research team is studying this endangered cat and its behaviors and needs in five countries. This helps us determine where we need to focus our conservation programmes to combat these threats and secure the future of the snow leopard!