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The big match: Ski resort v’s snow leopard in Kazakhstan

A sadly familiar and frustrating story coming from Kazakhstan this morning. Mass protests have broken out against plans to build a mega ski resort, complete with luxury hotels and golf courses in the National Park above Big Almaty Lake. The National Park is home to a number of endangered species, and the plans make something of a mockery of the country’s National Park laws should they be pushed through.

The government have thus far ignored a letter signed by 7000 people, and business interests are reportedly lobbying the government for a change in the law so they cannot be found to be doing anything wrong.

To keep up the pressure and raise further awareness, campaigners took to the mountains to spell out ‘Kazakh Snow Leopard’ in a human Flesh Mob.

You can find more info and sign the petition here.