GSLEP Tasks

What we do to achieve our goals

Under the Global Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Protection Program, specific activities of the countries and the international community are grouped under broad themes that correspond to the commitments of the Bishkek Declaration adopted at the 2013 Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum.

Engaging local communities in conservation

Engaging local communities in conservation, including promoting sustainable livelihoods, and addressing human-wildlife conflicts.

Combating poaching and illegal trade

Combating poaching and illegal trade of snow leopards and their prey species across national borders and sectors, including reduction of demand and enforcement of existing wildlife laws.

Climate-smart management planning

Climate-smart management planning to help people and wildlife build climate resilience and adapt to changes.

Engaging industry

Engaging industry to ensure that infrastructure and rural development programs and projects are fully sensitive to the conservation needs of snow leopards and their ecosystems.

Transboundary management and enforcement

Transboundary management and enforcement to improve coordination between range countries and combat wildlife trafficking.

Research and monitoring

Research and monitoring to evaluate and map current status of key snow leopard habitats and populations.

Building capacity

Building capacity and enhancing conservation policies and institutions through knowledge exchange and communities of practice, communication, and cooperation among stakeholders for snow leopard conservation.
The first five are direct impact activities; the last three are enabling ones to create conditions for successfully performing or improving the direct impact activities.