Title

Studying the Snow Leopard: Reconceptualizing Conservation Across the China-India Border

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

History

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

BJHS Themes (British Journal for the History of Science)

Description/Abstract

The snow leopard is a highly charismatic megafauna that elicits admiration, concern and donations from individuals and NGOs in the West. In its home territories, however, it is a threat to local communities' livestock and a potential source of income for its pelt and parts. Conservation and study are further challenged by its range; snow leopards traverse the borders separating China, India and ten other countries with long histories of tension with each other as well as internal political and economic struggles. This transnational animal provides an ideal case study for the consideration of transnational conservation science in the recent past.

Volume

1

First Page

169

Last Page

198

Scholarly

yes

DOI

10.1017/bjt.2016.8

Disciplines

History

Rights

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Original Citation

Lewis, M., Songster, E. E. “Studying the Snow Leopard: Reconceptualizing Conservation Across the China-India Border.” British Journal for the History of Science BJHS. Themes Vol. 1 (2016) 169-198. https://doi.org/10.1017/bjt.2016.8

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