18 years ago, we established our first grazing-free village reserve for wild snow leopard prey in partnership with the community of Kibber, India. Today, the area’s population of bharal, a wild sheep that’s among the snow leopard’s preferred prey species, is about four times higher than it was before the reserve was set up. Nine more of these reserves have since been started elsewhere in India. It’s been an important conservation initiative, but also an educational experience.
Snow leopard supporters raise record sum for the conservation of this endangered cat!
Herders, farmers and wildlife rangers living in Asia’s mountainous snow leopard habitat are our most important partners in the fight against poaching and killing of these endangered cats.
It’s a privilege and an enormous responsibility to work for the conservation of the endangered snow leopard. We’re thankful to share this planet with such an amazing creature – and for your support!
The Snow Leopard Trust’s new book, ‘The PARTNERS Principles for Community-Based Conservation’, authored by Charudutt Mishra, is launched by President Atambayev of the Kyrgyz Republic. It’s a handbook for successfully engaging local communities in wildlife conservation.
The Snow Leopard Trust makes it a priority to help train the next generation of conservation leaders in snow leopard range countries. Mongolian student Tengis is one such potential future conservationist. He’s also an ardent soccer fan, which is reflected in the names he chose for ‘his’ snow leopards.
Meet Garav, the Mongolian Wildlife Ranger whose leadership helped shape ‘her’ National Park into one of her country’s finest and most effective conservation areas.
A report by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC has found that hundreds of these endangered cats die at the hands of humans each year.
A research camera in Mongolia’s Tost Mountains captures amazing footage of a wild snow leopard mother and her three cubs!
Researcher Saloni Bhatia has examined the role of religion on people’s attitudes toward snow leopards and wolves. She didn’t find significant differences between Muslims’ and Buddhists’ tolerance for these predators. Overall, the conservation impact of religion seems to be limited – but not insignificant.