Snow Leopard Conservation ━ 

The Snow Leopard is a large member of the cat family native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is well known for its adaptation to living in cold, mountainous environments, and comes with physical features such as small rounded ears to help minimize heat loss and broad paws to help walk in snow. Its preferred prey species are Himalayan blue sheep, argali, markhor, and wild goat.

Current Status

The species has most recently been assessed for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2016 and has been listed as Vulnerable under criteria C1.

Threats and Challenges 

The major threat to the snow leopard population is poaching and illegal trade in body parts along with habitat destruction due to global warming. Invasive and other problematic species are also a huge threat to these animals


Many conservation groups are working towards the preservation of the snow leopard population. These groups focus on community programs in regions inhabited by snow leopards that educate and create awareness in the human population in understanding the big cats’ needs as well as the importance of coexistence between man and animal.


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