Snow Leopard Range Countries

The alliance for the snow leopard

The elusive snow leopard inhabits parts of 12 countries:

Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

These 12 countries represent the vast diversity of cultures, religions, languages and landscapes of Asia. But beyond all differences, they are united in their role as the guardians of the snow leopard. They all share a vision to conserve snow leopards and their valuable high-mountain ecosystems, and have joined forces in a range-wide effort – the GSLEP.

Afghanistan

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…

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Bhutan

Bhutan

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

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China

China

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

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India

India

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

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

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

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

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

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Mongolia

Mongolia

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

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Nepal

Nepal

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

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Pakistan

Pakistan

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

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Russia

Russia

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

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan

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

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Uzbekistan

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…

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