Tost’s snow leopards prove to be as elusive as their reputation suggests. Halfway through collaring season, they’ve successfully evaded our carefully laid-out traps.
Take action now and help herders like Tashi live peacefully with snow leopards.
Livestock kills by snow leopards are a part of everyday life for many herder communities in Asia’s mountains. The financial impact on these families can be devastating, and retaliation against the cat is commonplace. But the Snow Leopard Trust’s innovative, community-run livestock insurance program is breaking this vicious cycle.
A mother and her three almost fully grown cubs visit a research camera.
How a community in Pakistan went from capturing snow leopards to protecting them.
The snow leopard is under threat of extinction. But a local grassroots organization in Mongolia is showing a possible path toward the future for this endangered cat.
To save endangered species, we need to work with the people who live alongside them. From over 20 years of experience in engaging with local communities, our team has developed a set of principles for successful partnerships.
A conservation catch 22: Increasing the number wild prey animals is key for healthy snow leopard populations. But it doesn’t solve the problem of livestock predation – on the contrary.
Some of the best conservationists are found among the rural communities who live side by side with the world’s endangered species. Davaa, a Mongolian herder, is such a local champion. Selected by his neighbors and friends as a community ranger, he now helps encourage sustainable practices and fosters tolerance among the community for the elusive snow leopard.
Conservationists in Pakistan have created a comic book about snow leopards and the conflicts the cats can get into with humans. The book will help local kids understand the complex relationship between people and wildlife.