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Snow leopards are one of the most mysterious species on the planet, referred to by locals as 'mountain ghosts'.

Tragically today they are critically endangered with maybe as few as 3,500 remaining alive in the wild, all in Central Asia.

On 9th July 2011 I will set out to drive a second hand ambulance along the old Silk Road from London to Tajikistan, a journey of allegedly around 7000 miles of often rather "iffy" roads.

I'll be hiking the Middle East's highest mountain (Mt Damavand in Iran, 18,600ft) and driving across some of Asia's hottest deserts, in summer. The Lonely Planet is particularly encouraging on this: "...only the insane or the deeply unfortunate find themselves in Ashgabat in July and August, when the temperature can push 50C". Oh lovely.

The destination is Tajikistan and it's majestic Pamir Mountains. The much needed ambulance will be given to a local hospital and go straight into active service.

One of the charities I am fundraising for is Panthera and the crucial work they do for the conservation of our planet's big cats.

In Tajikistan their Snow Leopard Program is aimed at researching and protecting this beautiful and elusive creature in the Pamir Mountains - one of their last few remaining natural habitats & a crucial link between others to the north and south.

http://www.panthera.org/programs/snow-leopard/snow-leopard-program

 There are only between 3,500 & 7,000 snow leopards living in the wild today, spread across remote mountain ranges in 12 countries around Central Asia. Their exact numbers are unknown because they are extremely secretive, and live in some of the harshest environments on the planet.

Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats such as the snow leopard and the tiger (as seen in the recent BBC documentary "Lost Land of the Tiger").

I passionately believe that we need to take urgent action to save some of the planet's most incredible animals from extinction.

Please dig deep, sponsor me and support this work now!

Cheers & many thanks for you kind support,
Jeremy 

+44 (0)7980 292258 - jerryaylmer@hotmail.com

Previous incompetence: http://www.saharasurf.co.uk

 

 

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Raising money for

Panthera Wildlife Trust

Panthera Wildlife Trust

Charity Registration No. 1119551

Panthera is an international nonprofit whose sole mission is the conservation of the world's largest & most imperiled wild cats-tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. Panthera also operates conservation projects for cheetahs, leopards & cougars & supports research for other cat species.

Donations 18

Well done

Donation by Danny Roper on 25/11/11

£12.00

+ £3.00 Gift Aid

Not sure whether all of you are back... but hope all's well and have a safe trip home. Well done!

Donation by Tak Khong on 20/10/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hey dude! We gotta save those felines!!! Godspeed, hope you have a really good trip around the world and come home safely. Greetz Josh

Donation by Josh Noia on 16/09/11

£28.00

Donation by Antony Robinson on 06/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

not far to go now, keep going strong!!!! xx

Donation by Em Aylmer on 05/09/11

Donation by Anonymous on 03/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Go uncle Jerry go.

Donation by William Aylmer on 02/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/08/11

Susan you mad mad girl!! have a fab fun time come back a write a book! Sara B

Donation by Sara Baker on 26/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Hi there, wherever you are! This is for Suzie. Drink water? Drink tea. Love - Frances

Donation by Frances Heaslip on 26/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

What an amazing adventure! Have a great trip Jerry and don't forget to use your rear view mirror!

Donation by Andy Ure on 14/07/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Go Jerry! SO proud! :-D Am thoroughly enjoying the updates/blogs/photos & am tuning in every day! Keep them coming & very, very well done! Lucy xx

Donation by Lucy O'Toole on 12/07/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Adam Slaski on 10/07/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good luck dude! :-)

Donation by Jo Makin on 30/06/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Go go go...

Donation by Quizzers on 06/06/11

£140.00

+ £35.00 Gift Aid

darling now you also want to save the animals...very sweet of you! well good luck with all your projects!

Donation by Gabriella La Guardia on 27/05/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Best of luck Jeremy!

Donation by mark knights on 20/05/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Mark on 19/05/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£900.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£900.00
  • Gift Aid£218.00

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