Research Tools

The Snow Leopard Trust uses cutting edge research tools to determine where our efforts are needed the most. The information we collect is used to improve the community-based conservation programs that protect snow leopards living in the five countries where we work.

Snow Leopard Trust field researchers conduct studies year round to gain insight about snow leopard habitat, wild prey species, and the cats themselves. Research cameras photograph wild snow leopards as they move throughout their home ranges, while GPS collars provide us the opportunity to track an individual snow leopard’s movements for an entire year. Ecological surveys are used to better understand the landscape and the role of humans and wildlife alike, and genetics research offers the chance to establish a snow leopard population’s health and diversity.