Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program

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Population Assessment of the World’s Snow Leopards

The GSLEP program and its partners are engaged in an initiative to assess the global population of the threatened snow leopard. Click below to learn more about this project and participate.

Practical Tools and Manuals

Toolkits and manuals on snow leopard population studies, management planning, community-based conservation and more.

Databases

Get access and contribute to scientific databases on population studies, GIS and illegal wildlife trade.

Publications

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LATEST NEWS

Government of Nepal Hosts GSLEP Workshop on Landscape Management Planning to Conserve the Snow Leopard

Representatives from nine snow leopard range countries gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal, for a workshop on…

International Snow Leopard Conference in Shenzhen

This September, an international snow leopard conference brought together experts, government officials and NGO representatives in Shenzhen, China…

Bishkek hosts regional technical workshop to combat illegal wildlife trade in Central Asia

Countries and International Organizations to jointly Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade in Central Asia Central Asia’s endangered species – including the…

Snow Leopard Science Symposium: Presentations

As part of the 2017 International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, a symposium on science, conservation and…

Population Assessment of World’s Snow Leopards To Be Launched

Joint initiative of range countries, conservationists and academics will result in the first scientifically robust estimate of the global snow leopard…

3rd GLSEP Steering Committee Meeting to be held in Kyrgyzstan

Ministers or their nominees representing the 12 snow leopard range countries, senior government officials (GSLEP national focal points), technical…

Snow Leopard Day Panel Discussion

To mark International Snow Leopard Day, the Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic und UNDP have…

Statement of Concern Regarding the Status of the Snow Leopard on the IUCN Red List

August 24-25, 2017, Bishkek We, the representatives of the Governments of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Kingdom of Bhutan, the People’s…

The Bishkek Declaration 2017: Caring For Snow Leopards and Mountains – Our Ecological Future

The draft of the Declaration was finalized by senior officials of snow leopard range countries at the Pre-Forum meeting on 3rd Aug 2017. It was…

Do You Know the Earth’s Third Pole?

Snow Leopard Habitat in Asia Holds Earth’s Largest Ice and Permafrost Store Outside of North and South Poles. Press Release, Global Snow…

PAST EVENTS

4th Steering Committee Meeting

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The goal of the GSLEP

The goal of the GSLEP program is to secure at least 20 landscapes by 2020. Various activities, including workshops, high-level meetings, briefings,…

3rd GSLEP Steering Committee Meeting

The Bishkek Declaration 2017 was adopted by the 12 snow leopard range countries during the International Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Conservation…

International Snow Leopard Day – 2016

Committed to raising awareness for the plight of an iconic species, the twelve Asian countries that are home to the cat celebrated October 23rd,..

International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum (Summit 2017)

The International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum will bring together heads and representatives of the Governments of the twelve snow leopard…

Pre-Forum Expert Meeting

Senior officials from all snow leopard range countries to meet in Bishkek to finalize the agenda and policy documents for the 2017 Global Forum…

2nd Steering Committee Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal

The Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection (GSLEP) Program is pleased to announce the 2nd Steering Committee Meeting, to be held in…

Snow Leopard Landscape Management Planning Stocktaking Workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal

Prior to the GLSEP Steering Committee Meeting (January 19-20, 2017), representatives of snow leopard range countries are invited to participate in…

GIS Capacity Building Workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal

The GSLEP secretariat is inviting official representatives of all snow leopard range countries to participate in two consecutive workshops in…

Management Planning Workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal

The GSLEP secretariat is inviting official representatives of all snow leopard range countries to participate in two consecutive workshops in…

SNOW LEOPARD RANGE COUNTRIES

Mongolia

The Mongolian snow leopard population is 2nd largest in the world, with about 1000 individuals; distributed in…

Afghanistan

Afghanistan encompasses the far western range extent of the snow leopard’s distribution. Included within Afghanistan’s range is the Wakhan Corridor, the narrow panhandle of land in Badakhshan province (in the far northeast of the…

Bhutan

Pastoralism is highly predominant in the highlands of Bhutan stretching from East to West, an ecosystem widely…

Kazakhstan

The snow leopard is an official symbol of Kazakhstan, which was a suggestion of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Thus,…

Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan the edge of the snow leopard’s range is represented by boundary areas of two independent, unconnected groups – Tien-Shan and Pamir-Alai. Both populations occupy territories, which are developed as the result of extensive…

Tajikistan

Tajikistan contains around 250-280 snow leopards primarily within the Pamir Mountain range. Tajikistan is located in the center…

China

China is home to the world’s largest snow leopard population, with an estimated 2000 – 2500 individuals….

Kyrgyzstan

There are about two percent of the world’s species of flora and more than three percent of the species…

India

Snow leopard habitats in India are spread over the northern Himalayan mountains of the states of Jammu…

Russia

In Russia the snow leopard is at the northernmost edge of its contemporary range and has only a…

Pakistan

An estimated 200–420 snow leopards exist in Pakistan across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Azad Jammu…

Nepal

In Nepal, snow leopards are found in the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the east to Api-Nampa…

PARTNERS

Flora and Fauna International

Fauna & Flora International has been an active partner of the GSLEP program since its inception. FFI supports the program through organization and facilitation of country and regional level snow leopard conservation workshops, provision…

USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency working in foreign development. We partner to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and…

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Marwell Wildlife

Marwell Wildlife and Beijing Forestry University (BFU)’s Wildlife Institute, led by Dr Shi Kun, have formed a collaborative alliance to further develop their programme of work for the snow leopard started by Dr. Philip…

University of Central Asia (UCA)

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 based on an international treaty signed by the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan and His Highness the Aga Khan. UCA’s mission…

WWF

WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation…

Snow Leopard Network

The Snow Leopard Network is a worldwide organization dedicated to facilitating the exchange of information between individuals around the world for the purpose of snow leopard conservation. Our membership includes leading snow leopard experts…

Snow Leopard Trust

The Snow Leopard Trust has been an active partner of the GSLEP program since its inception. SLT supports the secretariat through secondment of staff for program coordination, hiring of senior advisors, hosting the website,…

WWF

WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation…

Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has been an active partner of the GLSEP program since its inception. GEF has provided financial and technical support through series of regional and national projects on snow leopard…

United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been an active partner of the GSLEP program since its inception…

Snow Leopard Trust

The Snow Leopard Trust has been an active partner of the GSLEP program since its inception. SLT supports the secretariat through secondment of staff for program coordination, hiring of senior advisors, hosting the website,…

Snow Leopard Conservancy

Snow Leopard Conservancy has been a GSLEP program partner since its inception. SLC’s senior staff provide technical expertise based on nearly four decades of snow leopard research and conservation, particularly in participatory, community…

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society has been a GLSEP program partner since its inception. As the first international conservation organization to perform focused snow leopard field research (dating back to George Schaller’s fieldwork the 1970s),…

University of Central Asia (UCA)

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 based on an international treaty signed by the Presidents of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan and His Highness the Aga Khan. UCA’s mission…