Snow Leopard Trust scientists are working with cutting-edge research tools to determine where our efforts are needed the most - including remote-sensor cameras, GPS tracking collars, GIS modeling and genetical analysis.

Understanding snow leopard ecology is a key building block for successful conservation programs. In order to protect the snow leopards, we must first identify the resources they use within the landscape and how they interact with each other and other wildlife. 

We still know very little about wild snow leopard population dynamics and trends. To provide the solid, long-term scientific data that has been lacking so far and help close these knowledge gaps, the Snow Leopard Trust is monitoring snow leopard populations in key habitat areas.

As mankind continues to expand its reach, even the remote snow leopard habitat is being affected. Using approaches from both natural and social sciences, our researchers aim to understand the complex dynamics between people, predators, and the ecosystem.

Monitoring Our Impact

Threats to snow leopards continuously change, as do important political, biological and cultural factors. To make sure our efforts remain relevant, we constantly evaluate our conservation programs based on how well they protect snow leopard, their prey and their habitat.