“Saving Snow Leopards” website does not collect donations for endangered snow leopards. However we encourage you to become involved in Adoption or Donation programs through the two main snow leopard conservation agencies. Click on the logos to visit their websites.
The Snow Leopard Conservancy. Founded by Dr Rodney Jackson and Darla Hillard who have been working with snow leopards since the early 1980’s . The aim of the Conservancy is “Promoting community-based stewardship of the endangered snow leopard, its prey and habitat.” The SLC trains local teachers, teacher trainers, school children and NGO’s using simple but powerful tools to help understand the impact of losing the snow leopards and the prey in their habitat areas.
Rodney Jackson is the leading snow leopard expert who has been working with the cats for over 35 years. He was the first to capture and radio collar wild snow leopards in the early 1980’s. His experience with local communities of herders and villagers in snow leopard habitat informs SLC conservation projects. SLC works with communities and researchers in many countries – China, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan.
The Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) is the largest and oldest organization working solely to protect the endangered Snow Leopard. It was founded in 1981 by Helen Freeman (1932-2007) who worked as a volunteer with snow leopards at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo.
The SLT is currently running a ground breaking 10 year snow leopard research and conservation project in Mongolia, which has radio collared 15 cats and is collecting some of the most significant field data on snow leopards ever collected. During the summer of 2012 they found two wild dens and are now studying two mothers and cubs in a world first.
You can help save snow leopards from extinction in the wild by supporting the wonderful work of these organisations.