Livestock insurance programs are a last-resort safeguard to ensure the financial viability of family-based herding in Pakistan. This program is just one facet in an array of conservation efforts that seeks to balance the needs of pastoral communities and snow leopards that share the same mountain habitat.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a truly global tragedy of immense proportions that reminds us how intricately we are all connected. It’s also a critical reminder of the close relationship between human well being and the health of our species and ecosystems.
The term ‘Big Five’ was once used by big-game hunters to describe the five toughest animals in Africa to shoot and kill while on foot. Our version of the ‘Big Five’ represents five of the most magnificent animals in Asia that must be celebrated and protected.
The Snow Leopard Trust is pleased to announce Marissa Niranjan as our new Deputy Director. Marissa has been with the Snow Leopard Trust for 15 years. Her new position will help guide and lead our US based operations and support relationships with donors and partners.
A new initiative supported by IUCN Save Our Species will protect more habitat and create new community partnerships in Kyrgyzstan.
Want to learn more about National Geographic’s feature on snow leopards and community conservation? NCF India team member, Ajay Bijoor, takes you behind the scenes of the story. Please leave a comment below to tell us what you thought of the Nat Geo article, and let us know if you have any questions.
Karma Sonam tells the story of how a stupa and a shangdong helped promote harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife in his village.
Witness Zaya’s flying snow leopard cub in action and learn about the challenges that Zaya’s landscape faces.
Meet Manvi—Research Associate for NCF India. Manvi tells us about her life in Bangalore and what she is doing to make the most out of her conservation work during these challenging times.
Mongolian herder woman Sainaa shares her perspective on snow leopards and her experience with community-based conservation programs.