Threatened because their prey is killed
The snow leopard is not only threatened because of valuable body parts. As the number of prey decreases, snow leopards need to seek food close to villages instead and are often killed as the farmers try to protect their cattle. The snow leopard needs a long-term conservation program in order to survive.
Snow leopard trust protects the snow leopard
Snow Leopard Trust works in several different ways to protect the snow leopard. They work with the local communities to reduce conflicts between humans and snow leopards, and they also do long-term research to learn more about this fantastic animal.
Kolmården Foundation has contributed since 2008
Since 2008 Kolmården Foundation has made contributions to research projects in Mongolia where snow leopards are tagged with a GPS-collar. With data from these projects, the hope is to learn more about snow leopard births and survival rates, along with how many individuals there are and where they live.
Along snow leopard trails there are cameras which automatically captures images of snow leopards. Each individual is identified by their unique fur pattern, and insight is gained as to which snow leopards live in the area.