The community of Hemiya joins our livestock insurance program, and agrees to set aside a grazing-free reserve for wildlife.
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.
Pastures are set aside for wild snow leopard prey to graze as part of a conservation partnership with communities in the Indian Himalayas.