Realising a conservation vision for snow leopards across their range

Timeframe: 2014-2017
Country/Region: India, Asia-Pacific & Australia
Partner: Whitley Fund for Nature

Fewer than 7,000 snow leopards remain in the wild due to habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and poaching. A lack of funding, political and industrial awareness and scientific information hinder conservation efforts.

This project will:

  • Train future conservation leaders to champion the cause of snow leopards across Asia,
  • Bring together political leaders at a Global Forum to garner support and mobilise funding to conserve snow leopards,
  • Collaborate with the cashmere industry to minimise its impact on snow leopards and make production more sustainable,
  • Expand successful community conservation programmes into two new landscapes deemed of vital importance to snow leopard conservation, and
  • Improve scientific understanding by funding the first ever long term study into snow leopard ecology.

Local partner: The Snow Leopard Trust
Project leader: Dr Charudutt Mishra