Follow Adithi as she studies pheasants who find their way into our camera trap photos.
To conserve snow leopards and natural resources better, we must understand and identify the important roles that women can – and do – play in local societies. In a recently published paper, Snow Leopard Trust researchers examine the role of women and the nuanced intersection between gender and social divisions in the governance of irrigation water in the Spiti Valley – a critical area for snow leopard conservation.
Tenzin Thinley, our Field Coordinator in Spiti, India, shares a beautiful conservation story of loss and hope. It illustrates the struggles faced by communities in snow leopard habitat and a possible solution to the conflicts that threaten these cats.
To identify the culprit, snow leopard researcher Devika Rathore channels her inner Sherlock in this field tale from Lahaul, India.
Charu Mishra, The Snow Leopard Trust’s Science & Conservation Director, shares a powerful and personal story about how his early experiences in India’s Spiti Valley have shaped his views on wildlife conservation in partnership with local communities.
Our team in India is embarking on an ambitious project along with the Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh: Estimating the total snow leopard population of this mountainous Indian state.
Aspiring conservationist and photographer Udayan Rao Pawar recently returned from Ladakh, where he had volunteered in snow leopard research projects run by our local partner, NCF. He reflects on his experiences and shares an unforgettable encounter with the magnificent cat.
Livestock kills by snow leopards are a part of everyday life for many herder communities in Asia’s mountains. The financial impact on these families can be devastating, and retaliation against the cat is commonplace. But the Snow Leopard Trust’s innovative, community-run livestock insurance program is breaking this vicious cycle.
Data from camera traps and GPS collars show endangered snow leopards dispersing to distant mountain ranges across stretches of deserted steppe, swimming across streams and rivers considered impossible to cross, and freely passing country borders.
India team finds snow leopards and a healthy population of prey in a stretch of the Himalayas that hadn’t been surveyed before. Camera trap images also reveal brown bears, leopard cats, jungle cats and macaques.