In India, snow leopards are found in the northern Himalayan Mountain range. We work in two distinct areas: Ladakh and Spiti.

Partner Organization

The Snow Leopard Trust first began working in India in 1998. We partner with the Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) to support snow leopard conservation efforts in the country. The program is currently led by Dr. Kulbhushansingh (Kullu) Suryawanshi.

Area of Snow Leopard Habitat
  • 75,000 km2
Estimated Snow Leopard Population
  • 200-600
Threats to Snow Leopards
  • Reduction of natural prey
  • Retribution killing for livestock loss
  • War and related military activities
Current Research & Conservation Programs
Landscape Focus Area
  • Upper Spiti Valley