transboundary Management & Enforcement

Working across borders

Range countries pledge to increase bilateral and regional cooperation for snow leopard conservation in transboundary landscapes. This is a core principle of snow leopard conservation given the extent to which snow leopard habitat abuts national borders and the importance of maintaining large landscapes.

Many transboundary initiatives among snow leopard countries are in various stages of implementation already. Moreover, compendia of good practices in transboundary cooperation, especially management of transboundary PAs, are available; some snow leopard countries have also been pursuing transboundary management and enforcement for tiger landscapes, which can be built upon.

The proposed GSC, Transboundary Cooperation, supports this objective by offering to assist countries to strengthen existing agreements and partnerships and to facilitate cross-boundary communication, knowledge exchanges, and scientific research and monitoring.