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Level Up your Snow Leopard Conservation IQ for Endangered Species Day

The third Friday in May is Endangered Species Day. It’s a day to celebrate, learn more about and get involved in the herculean efforts to protect threatened and endangered wildlife worldwide. Since we’ve had an influx of new supporters, we’d like to share more about our ever-evolving work to protect snow leopards for future generations.

Celebrating 15 Years of Groundbreaking Science

Thanks to your support of our Long-term Ecological Study, (the first of its kind for snow leopards!), we are building a more comprehensive understanding of snow leopard ecology and behavior. This vital research provides insight into the threats they face and guides conservation policies to ensure the snow leopard’s future. Today, we know more about what these endangered animals need to survive and thrive than ever before.

Snow leopards have the power to unite people and bring nations together

Thank you to all who took part in our week of action to celebrate International Snow Leopard Day last October. Since then, nearly 14,000 of you signed a petition asking leaders to protect snow leopards by prioritizing climate adaptation programs across their habitat. This weekend, we will share your calls to action during the 13th annual Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Women for Snow Leopards

Our colleague, Deepshikha Sharma, from Snow Leopard Trust’s India Program based at the Nature Conservation Foundation, has been working to strengthen the connections between people and snow leopards for many years. Thanks to a Conservation Nation Fellowship, made possible with the support of, she is currently leading a project to develop the first team of local women champions conducting science-based snow leopard conservation in India.