Until recently, few guides or resources have existed to provide an inclusive framework for community-based conservation. Community engagement and the establishment of community-based interventions is often done by trial and error, on the job, and field teams often do not have access to formal training. At the Snow Leopard Trust, respecting the needs of local communities is built into the very fabric of our mission. In 2016, the Snow Leopard Trust published The PARTNERS Principles for Community Based Conservation, an open-access book of ‘best practices’ outlining ways to work with communities to develop long-term conservation solutions. The book was then adapted into a training program.