Rodney Jackson

1981 Laureate, Environment
United Kingdom, Born 1944

Project Goal

Gather information about the Himalayan snow leopard to save it from extinction

Location: Nepal

"The Rolex award provided me with recognition and exposure and seed-money to prove that a rare animal like the snow leopard could be radio-tagged and tracked in the rugged Himalayan environment."

Wildlife biologist Rodney Jackson has mounted a complex programme of radio-tracking one of the rarest, most elusive and endangered creatures in the world — the Himalayan snow leopard. Jackson, now acknowledged as a world authority on snow leopards, has succeeded in bringing together various groups to work on their international protection.


maximum number of snow leopards likely remaining


square kilometres that may comprise the snow leopard's range


the year snow leopards were first photographed


countries within the snow leopard's range

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