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The Snow Leopard Project The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscapePostwar Afghanistan is fragile volatile and perilous It is also a place of extraordinary beauty Evolutionary biologist Alex Dehgan arrived in the country in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program and preserve and protect Afghanistan's uniue and extraordinary environment which had been decimated after decades of warConservation it turned out provided a common bond between Alex's team and the people of Afghanistan His international team worked unarmed in some of the most dangerous places in the country places so remote that winding roads would abruptly disappear and travel was on foot yak or mule In The Snow Leopard Project Dehgan takes readers along with him on his adventure as his team helps create the country's first national park completes the some of the first extensive wildlife surveys in thirty years and works to stop the poaching of the country's iconic endangered animals including the elusive snow leopard In doing so they help restore a part of Afghan identity that is ineffably tied to the land itself



10 thoughts on “The Snow Leopard Project

  1. says:

    Before reading this book I didn't know or think much of Afghanistan's wildlife or natural beauty I imagined a dusty arid desert that's what we're shown on TV But now after immersing myself in Dehgan's stories of the country I have a sense of appreciation for the diversity and value of Afghanistan's ecosystems from the lake valleys and travertine formations of Band e Amir seriou


  2. says:

    Ah there is so much to say about this bookIn a single sentence I would just say READ THIS BOOKIf I am allowed to be verbose which I always am even when not allowed I would sayRead this book if you want to learn about Conservation in war post war zones and making an impact without the power of authority but the power of education and convictionRead it if you want to laugh – Alexâ€


  3. says:

    Review of the book is 4 stars but the experience behind it is beyond 5Readership you might want to be interested in biology conservation ecology or NGO work before picking up this book However you’ve also got to be able to keep an open mind be okay with a “documentary” rather than arcing plot line and think critically about people and places One of the largest issues with illegal


  4. says:

    A deep and cerebral memoir The Snow Leopard Project reveals the uniue mixture of foreign policy cooperation between agencies and NGOs and a variety of front line field work reuired for large conservation projects The familiar yet startlingly diverse setting of Afghanistan is the backdrop for many of the interesting and amusing complications encountered by Alex Dehgan while working on the W


  5. says:

    Am actually not done but up to chapter 5 so have read 98 pages Sadly it is written with all the earnestness of a government report The topic is interesting so I will come back to finish it but right now I have other ebooks expiring soon that I want to get to Did finish later in November; it was a good chapter at a time type book


  6. says:

    I struggled with reading this book I think part of the struggle was due to the book being a hodgepodge ofanecdotes and I also struggled with the basic concept of doing basic wildlife conservation survey work in such a intense war zone In order to establish national parks that are effective a country needs to have a stable government Obviously this did not exist in Afghanistan so why embark on the


  7. says:

    Dehgan’s account of his time with the Wildlife Conservation Society was interesting and I enjoyed if that’s the right word the look at the history of Afghanistan and the current realities and challenges of trying to do conservation work there But this book really could have used a heavier editing hand to tighten the narrative and make it engaging and impactful The chapters are somewhat anecdotal


  8. says:

    Let's start off by saying that my 3 star review belies my true enjoyment for this book Good news first bad news last? Okay then here we go What I liked 1 The science behind the story I know I'm a broken record but my career is important to me so as a trained Biologist I loved the why behind this book I feel like for me Dehgan didn't need to explain to his audience why conservation is crucial why this book


  9. says:

    Although it suffers in places for a lack of cohesive vision—is this a political report justifying further spending on a program? A journalistic narrative of life in Afghanistan? A précis sketch of the biodiversity and ecology of the Pamir region? Dehgan seems to attempt all of these and succeed only in being slightly muddled— The Snow Leopard Project is nevertheless a thoroughly enjoyable book The conser


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    The Snow Leopard Project And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation is an autobiographical memoir written by Alex Dehgan an evolutionary biologist This book chronicles his work with the Wildlife Conservation Society to establish Afghanistan's first National ParkFirst arriving in Kabul in 2006 Dehgan realizes early on that success for the ambitious project would depend if there was sufficient wildlife left in t


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About the Author: Alex Dehgan

Alex Dehgan is the founder and CEO of Conservation X Labs which is focused on transforming the field of conservation through technological and financial innovation Previously he was USAID's first chief scientist in twenty years and ensured that USAID became the global leader on employing science technology and creativity to help solve development challenges Prior to his tenure at USAID he