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.

Wild Snow Leopard Cubs in Mongolia

Wild Snow Leopard Cubs

July 13, 2012

For the first time, the den sites of two female snow leopards and their cubs have been located in Mongolia’s Tost Mountains, with the first known videos taken of a mother and cubs, located and recorded by scientists from Panthera, a wild cat conservation organization, and the Snow Leopard Trust. Because of the snow leopard’s […]

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Wild Cubs Join the Family

Wild Cubs Join the Family

July 11, 2012

Researchers with the Snow Leopard Trust in Mongolia recently observed some interesting behavior in two of the female snow leopards in the ecological study there. Anu and Lasya had started to restrict their movements, and the team suspected the two were pregnant and looking for den sites to give birth. Both of the cats are […]

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Handcrafted Hope

Handcrafted Hope – Snow Leopard Enterprises

February 14, 2012

Based on public vote, the Snow Leopard Trust was selected the winner of the 2011 World Challenge, a competition hosted by BBC World News and Newsweek Magazine! This BBC World News feature, highlights the Snow Leopard Enterprises program which works with communities sharing snow leopard habitat to create beautiful handicrafts to sell on their behalf. […]

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Snow Leopards Win BBC World Challenge

Big Win For Snow Leopards

December 1, 2011

Snow Leopards Win the BBC World Challenge! Supporters around the world came together to cast their votes for the preservation of this rare and beautiful big cat. As a result of your votes – the Trust’s flagship program, Snow Leopard Enterprises, will expand in Kyrgyzstan. This will bring more families into a conservation program that […]

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Snow Leopard Families

Snow Leopard Families ‘Holiday Message’

November 15, 2011

This holiday season, please consider making a donation in honor of your friends and family. Families represent the future and you help snow leopards raise healthy, prospering families and bring cubs to adulthood by supporting the Snow Leopard Trust with a gift donation. Right now is a great time to donate. A group of generous […]

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Crafty Way to Save Wild Cats

Crafty Way to Save Wild Cats

October 4, 2011

Our conservation partners the Snow Leopard Trust have found a crafty way to save wild cats and end the war between sheperd and leopard! A creature of elusive past, a shadow in the mountains both grand and vast Mottled coat with long sweeping tail, the grace and precision to land point – without fail These […]

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