Partners in Conservation
Partners in Snow Leopard Range Countries
The Snow Leopard Trust partners with wildlife-focused non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) in each of the five countries in which we work. We support field staff and snow leopard conservation programs through our NGO partners:
- Nature Conservation Foundation, India
- Shan Shui, China
- Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation, Mongolia
- Snow Leopard Foundation, Pakistan
- Snow Leopard Foundation, Kyrgyzstan
Snow Leopard Network
The Snow Leopard Trust was the leading force in the creation of the Snow Leopard Network (SLN), an independent, worldwide organization dedicated to facilitating dialogue between snow leopard experts. Founded in 2002 during the Snow Leopard Survival Summit in Seattle,WA, the SLN has grown to over 300 members across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
With a strong scientific focus, the members of this organization work together to develop solutions to crucial issues affecting the survival of snow leopards and their wild prey. The goals of the SLN are outlined in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy, a constantly updated document designed to provide a clear roadmap for conserving these cats.
All Snow Leopard Trust field researchers are active members of the SLN, and regularly share knowledge about our current conservation efforts. Additionally, the SLN has 3 staff members from the Snow Leopard Trust on its steering committee, including Dr. Charudutt Mishra, the Trust’s Science and Conservation Director, who serves as the SLN’s Executive Director.
The SLN also offers members the chance to apply for Snow Leopard Conservation Grants. This is a funding program designed to support education, research, and conservation projects that grow the goals of the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy.