Solitary, almost silent and majestically beautiful, the snow leopard is one of the most enigmatic big cats. Living in the high altitudes of Himalaya, it is also one of the most elusive and endangered. It needs your help now.
Your support can help ensure that the snow Leopard remains as the apex predator helping regulate the entire Himalayan ecosystem. Its positive impact filtering all the way down to the five hundred million people who rely on the rivers that originate in snow leopard habitat.
Support WWF India in its efforts to save the snow leopard and conserve the Himalayan ecosystem.
WWF India has been working for close to five decades to protect and conserve wildlife in the country. To protect snow leopards, we are working in rugged and high altitude terrains of the Himalayas. We work in collaboration with many stakeholders namely, state forest departments, local communities, partner organisations, and media, among others.
In the absence of a reliable estimate of snow leopard population in the country, we are using best of science to find out how many snow leopards are there in the wild and where all they are found. It is a challenging task as the high-altitude habitats are rugged and remote with winter temperatures dropping down to -30 degrees.
In the high mountain ranges, negative interaction with snow leopards are common as they attack livestock for food. For mountain communities, this is a growing challenge that affects agriculture and pastoralism, further impacting livelihood options. WWF India has designed smart predator-proof corrals to protect the livestock of communities, and reduce retaliatory killings of snow leopards. These specially developed predator-proof corrals help keep livestock safe from predators.
WWF India organizes snow leopard conservation programmes for local communities to enable a harmonious co-existence between the people and the elusive big cat. We are working with local communities and key stakeholders to secure the high mountain habitat of snow leopards in a manner that benefits both people and snow leopards.
Found in the snow-capped Himalayan mountains - the elusive snow leopards are hard to spot and challenging to track. Our field teams are involved in setting up camera trappings at great lengths to study the behaviour and movement of snow leopards. Such efforts will help estimate population size, trends, and other demographics for the species and its prey.
Your support today can help strengthen our efforts to protect and conserve the magnificent the Snow Leopards.
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