In India, snow leopards are found in the northern Himalayan Mountain range. The Snow Leopard Trust first began working in India in 1998. We partner with the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) to support 2 part-time and 8 full-time staff positions to grow snow leopard conservation efforts in the country.
Area of Snow Leopard Habitat:
Estimated Snow Leopard Population:
Threats to Snow Leopards:
- Reduction of natural prey
- Retribution killing for livestock loss
- War and related military activities
- Livestock Insurance & Grazing Set-aside Areas
- Research Camera Programs
- Genetic Research
- Conservation Education Programs
- Nature Club and Youth Action Councils
Landscape Focus Area: We chose one landscape area (approximately 4000 km2) in each country to focus our conservation and research efforts.
- Upper Spiti Valley