Snow Leopard Trust

Founded in 1981, the Snow Leopard trust is the world’s leading authority on the study and protection of the endangered snow leopard.

The Snow Leopard Trust incorporate a combination of approaches which focus on partnering with communities in snow leopard habitat. They use science and research to determine key snow leopard habitat, assess wildlife-human conflict levels, and identify potential resources for conservation programs. The information helps define priority areas where they will work.

When the science and research identifies an area as a priority site, SLT spend a lot of time with local residents, listening to their hopes and concerns, and only then do we take the step of jointly developing a conservation program. The conservation effort must meet four important goals.

1. The protection of snow leopards and their habitat, involving local communities in this effort.
2. An improved quality of life for the members of the community.
3. The program developed must have a path to becoming self-sufficient.
4. The results of the program must be verifiable through monitoring programs.

Camping with Snow Leopards

Camping with Snow Leopards

May 27, 2014

Summer is coming. And with it – camp! Do you remember the joys of camp fires, sing-alongs, and lots of time with critters and creepy-crawlies? Now you can bring that joy to kids in India. And you’ll get the knowledge that you are also protecting snow leopards! In just a few weeks, kids in the […]

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Peter Matthiessen

In Memory of Matthiessen

April 10, 2014

I was inspired to revisit a book I received long ago, “The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen”—as news of his passing on April 5th, 2014 (Aged 86) entered my inbox. For years I have supported conservation of the snow leopard and formed friendships with the Snow Leopard Trust, a dedicated community of scientists, artists, students […]

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African Lion and Cub ©-Beverly Joubert

Big Cat Week – A Wildlife Journey

February 5, 2014

Big Cat Week launched in Australia this week on the Nat Geo Wild Channel. The annual event invites viewers into the world of big cats, exploring the amazing abilities, raw power and beauty of these impressive animals. In trade mark style National Geographic has aligned stunning and insightful documentaries with online resources that offer an […]

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Feed A Snow Leopard

November 18, 2012

Help Feed Your Furry Friends This Christmas! A donation of $40 can support a community-run grazing-free reserve for an entire month; $500 can support it for an entire year. What’s a grazing-free reserve? It’s an area of land where villages agree to keep their livestock out, allowing wild species of sheep and goats–key snow leopard […]

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Snow Leopard Trust - Inspiring Tomorrow's Conservation Leaders

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders

November 10, 2012

You can turn your passion for snow leopards into action for their future. With a donation of only $50, you can send a child living in snow leopard habitat to a three-day “nature camp”. There, students explore and discover nature and wildlife. They learn about the relationships between humans, plants and animals in the local […]

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Costumes for a Cause

Costumes for a Cause

October 17, 2012

What to conjure up some cash for you and your favorite eco-charity? Submit a Halloween costume photo of yourself, your child or pet for a chance to win a $1000 cash prize plus a $1000 donation for the environmental non-profit of your choice. Prizes for 2nd, 3rd and runners up will be awarded too! The […]

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