Natural Partnerships Program
Many zoos are active supporters of wildlife conservation, committed to protecting wild species and their natural habitats.
The Snow Leopard Trust’s Natural Partnerships Program (NPP) connects zoos around the world and offers them the unique opportunity to protect endangered snow leopards. Through NPP, zoos get directly involved and make powerful contributions to the highest priority in-situ conservation and research programs in snow leopard range countries.
Join our Natural Partnership Program today, and get your zoo involved as a leader in snow leopard conservation. Naturally, there are so many ways to help including:
- Direct Funding to Support On-Going Projects
Support research, education and conservation efforts in the field by meeting our primary need for direct funding
- Sell Conservation Products in your Zoo Gift Store
- Schedule a Snow Leopard Trust Staff Presentation
- Plan a Snow Leopard Day Event at your zoo!
Boost attendance and spread conservation awareness by hosting a snow leopard focused event. Contact us for activity and marketing ideas.
- Install New Graphics for your Zoo
let us help provide photos, maps and text.
- Hold a Teacher’s Training Workshop
Introduce “Engaging Students in Conservation,” our new snow leopard curriculum and service project, to schools in your area!
Download the NPP Information Packet
To participate in the Natural Partnerships Program, please download the NPP Information and Partnership Packet which includes a sign-up form for your Zoo or AAZK chapter.
Please contact Marissa Niranjan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the program and how you can participate.
Turn inspiration into action! Over 160 zoos worldwide have snow leopards on exhibit, with 71 zoos exhibiting snow leopards in Europe and 68 zoos in North America.
Currently over 70 zoos are participating in the Snow Leopard Trust’s Natural Partnerships Program. Millions of individuals watch these snow leopards in awe and amazement every year. The Natural Partnerships Program bridges these inspiring moments with powerful contributions to snow leopard conservation in the field. Imagine the impact on snow leopard conservation if all 160 zoos joined together to support the Snow Leopard Trust conservation, education and research efforts. What a huge difference each zoo makes.
In the spotlight: Zoo Liberec
ZOO Liberec, located in the Czech Republic was the first Zoo in former Czechoslovak to breed snow leopard offspring in 1990, and the snow leopard remains to be one of the most attractive species for Zoo visitors to see. All of these facts together with ZOO Liberec’s interest in conservation of snow leopards in their original habitat, resulted in them purchasing some of our traditional felted items make by communities living in snow leopard habitat. They sell these products in their gift shop as a way to not only generate funds, but also to raise awareness about snow leopard conservation, and provide their visitors with an opportunity to purchase a product right on the spot, empowering them to instantly make a tangible difference. ZOO Liberec also features us on their website, highlights us on Facebook, and has hosted a Day for the Snow Leopard focused event. We are honored to have them as a partner and appreciate all that they do for this amazing species!
Petra Bolechov, ZOO Liberec’s Curator for Primates and Carnivores, says: “We are very happy to be a small part of your team. Very thanks for all news you send us from the field! We can use them for the future campaign to support this species in situ and ex situ, too.”
We are proud to partner with the following zoos:
‡ = giving at the $5,000 level and above * = selling Snow Leopard Trust productsAAZK Cleveland Metroparks Zoo*
Akron Zoological Park*
Association Zoologique d'Asson
Big Cat Rescue‡*
Binder Park Zoo
Bioparc Zoo de Doue la Fontaine‡
Blank Park Zoo*
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Cape May County Zoo*
Chicago Zoological Society‡
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo*
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium‡*
Cougar Mountain Zoo*
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund‡*
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Friends of Banham Zoo
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo*
Great Plains Zoo
Henson Robinson Zoo
Jungle Cat World
Kolmårdens Djurpark AB‡*
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens*
Le Parc des Felins
Lincoln Park Zoo
Linton Zoological Gardens
Micke Grove Zoo*
Mill Mountain Zoo*
Miller Park Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoo*
National Zoo & Aquarium Conservation Team*
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo*
Parco Zoologique de Punta Verde‡
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
San Antonio Zoo & Aquarium
San Diego Zoo‡
Santa Barbara Zoo*
Sequoia Park Zoo*
South Lakes Wild Animal Park‡
Tautphaus Park Zoo*
The Alaska Zoo*
The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound FCC
The Wildcat Sanctuary
Turtle Back Zoo*
Utah's Hogle Zoo‡
Wild Animal Park Planckendael - RZSA‡
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Woodland Park Zoo‡*
Zoo de Granby
Zoo Krefeld gGmbH
Zoo New England
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg‡
ZooParc de Tregomeur*
Your generosity, passion, and expertise are invaluable to our conservation programs in the field.