Saving More Than Just Snow Leopards

NEW YORK TIMES By PETER ZAHLER and GEORGE SCHALLER FEB. 1, 2014 THE cold and rugged mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and China seem an unlikely place to find a flourishing combination of new community institutions and international diplomacy. Few people live there. Those who do are mostly desperately impoverished livestock herders. They have been largely isolated from the rest of humanity on these enormous mountains where the Indian subcontinent once crashed into Asia, buckling