Tenzin Thinley, our Field Coordinator in Spiti, India, shares a beautiful conservation story of loss and hope. It illustrates the struggles faced by communities in snow leopard habitat and a possible solution to the conflicts that threaten these cats.
A Snow Leopard Family Stroll
Watch a snow leopard mother and her sub-adult cubs as they stroll about their home range in India’s Spiti Valley, in the Trans-Himalayas.
The Valley of the Argali
Monitoring Argali, Sighting Snow Leopards and Sharing Tea with Herders.
Tenzin and the Wolf Pups
Charu Mishra, The Snow Leopard Trust’s Science & Conservation Director, shares a powerful and personal story about how his early experiences in India’s Spiti Valley have shaped his views on wildlife conservation in partnership with local communities.
India: Ambitious Plan to Estimate Snow Leopard Population
Our team in India is embarking on an ambitious project along with the Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh: Estimating the total snow leopard population of this mountainous Indian state.
India: Improving Livestock Health
Efforts are underway to better assess and monitor the health of livestock in Ladakh – with benefits for local herders and wildlife.
Putting a Price Tag on Nature’s Priceless Gifts
The value of nature’s goods and services that local people living in Asia’s mountains depend on is several times more than their average household income. In other words, if things such as fresh water and productive grasslands provided by the ecosystem were lost, it would spell ruin for these communities. These are the results of …
Snow Leopard Distribution Maps Don’t Always Show True Picture
Study finds that snow leopards only use three quarters of the presumed snow leopard habitat in Himachal Pradesh, India, raising questions about the way we map the cat’s distribution.
Pilot Survey Reveals Rich Biodiversity in Kinnaur, India
India team finds snow leopards and a healthy population of prey in a stretch of the Himalayas that hadn’t been surveyed before. Camera trap images also reveal brown bears, leopard cats, jungle cats and macaques.
To Protect Endangered Carnivores, We Must Also Protect Livestock
A conservation catch 22: Increasing the number wild prey animals is key for healthy snow leopard populations. But it doesn’t solve the problem of livestock predation – on the contrary.