For a professional and sustainable commitment to protect the snow leopard, we have worked together or many years with the Snow Leopard Trust. Founded in 1981, the non-profit Snow Leopard Trust based in Seattle, Wash., is dedicated completely to the protection of the endangered wild cat.
The habitat of the snow leopard is becoming smaller and smaller. Research estimates that only about 3,500-6,500 snow leopards remain in the wild today. The snow leopard species continues to be threatened by illegal hunting, climate change and the decimation of its habitat. The Snow Leopard Trust runs projects in China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Pakistan. The organization also researches the endangered snow leopard and works to restore and strengthen its habitat in cooperation with the peoples of the mountain regions it calls home. An important part of the work is also to demonstrate to families living in those regions their financial alternatives to prevent hunting of the endangered snow leopard. Among those projects are, among others: Continuing education courses as well as the creation of an insurance program in the case the snow leopards steal farm animals. In addition, residents will be aided in protecting their herds of cattle from disease and attacks by wolfs or snow leopards.
Further information about the Snow Leopard Trust is available at http://www.snowleopard.org