The snow leopard is the subject of various conservation efforts and actions, such as:
Research and monitoring: The snow leopard is studied and monitored by various organizations and agencies, such as the Snow Leopard Trust, the Snow Leopard Network, the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program, and the Wildlife Institute of India. These organizations and agencies use various methods and tools, such as camera trapping, genetic analysis, satellite tracking, and citizen science, to collect and share data and information on the snow leopard’s population, distribution, behavior, ecology, and threats.
Community-based conservation: The snow leopard is also conserved by involving and empowering the local communities that share its habitat, such as the Snow Leopard Conservancy, the Snow Leopard Foundation, and the Nature Conservation Foundation. These organizations and agencies work with the local communities to raise awareness and education, reduce human-wildlife conflict, promote alternative livelihoods, and support coexistence and stewardship.
Policy and advocacy: The snow leopard is also protected by influencing and implementing policies and laws at the national and international levels, such as the Project Snow Leopard, the National Wildlife Action Plan, and the Global Snow Leopard Forum. These policies and laws aim to enhance the legal protection, management, and funding of the snow leopard and its habitat, and to foster cooperation and coordination among the range countries and stakeholders.