A warming climate, the expansion of human activity and poaching are putting the snow leopards under threat. By working with the local community, many of whom live on under $2 a day, we provide alternative livelihood schemes and conservation bonuses to deter them from poaching and from killing snow leopards in retaliation for attacks on their livestock. Our education programme helps communities understand the value of conserving wildlife and, working with them, we can secure key protected areas.
By providing alternative incomes and conservation incentives herders are less likely to kill snow leopards. And, by working with local communities we are able to campaign for the protection of key wildlife areas ensuring that mining licenses are not issued and that precious habitats are secured for the long-term benefit of herders and snow leopards alike. In addition, funding research into these elusive cats generates vital data that helps identify and target prime areas for protection.
Addressing the issues facing snow leopards, including monitoring and research, raising awareness and engaging local communities, tackling large scale mining and providing alternative livelihoods we are able to have a positive impact upon wildlife, its habitat the local people of the region. With increasing pressure on their habitat, it is vital that holistic solutions such as these continue to be supported in order to provide long-term futures for snow leopards and local communities alike.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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