Whether the snow leopard should be delisted from the IUCN RedList (Endangered) to Vulnerable is being fiercely debated. The world’s biologists are currently divided. Som Ale, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, along with many other snow leopard experts, are determined to keep the snow leopard as Endangered. The decision has yet to be reached but it’s beginning to get media attention. Som Ale is quoted in this news article about the debate.