Snow leopard

    The snow leopard is one of the most mythical creatures in the world and has lived in the mountain areas of central Asia for thousands of years. At least one snow leopard a day is killed do to poaching, and most likely many unreported incidents occur. Snow leopard skeletons are valuable on the black market as they are believed to cure many human diseases, and today there are only a few thousand snow leopards left in the wild. Kolmården Foundation supports conservation work in Mongolia directed towards saving the snow leopard.

    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.