Resource Centre

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. 

Explore the complete set of videos for the PARTNERS Principles Toolkit

Listen to the audio/podcast of the PARTNERS Principles Toolkit:

Resources to Download:

  1. Partners Principles Book (PDF) 
  2. Training conservation practitioners in local community engagement: A Guide for Trainers (PDF)
  3. Building partnerships with communities: a paper on the principles published in the Journal of Applied Ecology (PDF)
  4. What makes a good trainer (PDF)