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Causes: Animals, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Protection of Endangered Species

Mission: Founded in 1981 in Seattle, WA, the Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the snow leopard and its mountain ecosystem through a balanced approach that addresses the needs of the local people and the environment.

Snow leopards range over two million square kilometers of mountain in Central Asia, including the formidable Himalayas. Experts currently estimate as few as 3,500 exist in the wild, fewer than the world''s tiger population. As an "umbrella" or keystone species, snow leopard conservation has far-reaching importance as it leads to the protection of hundreds of other plants and animals sharing the cat''s ecosystem. The International Snow Leopard Trust is the oldest and largest organization focused solely on saving this important species. The Trust works nationally and internationally to raise awareness about endangered species, and to empower people living within snow leopard range to become stewards of their environment. To this end, the Trust conducts educational outreach, scientific research, and community-based conservation.

Target demographics: protect these endangered cats and their natural habitat

Direct beneficiaries per year: Our partner communities in China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Pakistan - and the snow leopard of course!

Geographic areas served: five snow leopard range countries

Programs: Snow Leopard Enterprises, which provides herders with the financial assistance, logistical support, equipment, and training they need to turn raw wool into high-quality, felted products such as rugs and clothing. The Trust purchases these products directly from the herders and sells them worldwide to increase awareness about snow leopard conservation. Herders agree to help the Trust protect snow leopards, their prey, and the habitat they all share. The Trust also helps communities establish livestock insurance programs, where herders can pay a premium to insure their goats and sheep against predation by snow leopards, bears, and wolves - making the financial impact of losing animals much easier to bear, and leading to increased tolerance towards these predators. Through its Ecosystem Health project, the Trust also helps establish livestock vaccination programs in snow leopard habitat; lowering livestock mortality rates and helping herders further secure their livelihood.

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155 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I think the snow leopards are the most Amazing animals and it is critical to ensure their continued existence. The snow leopard trust keeps me
Updated with photos and work they are doing.

Polly L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have loved snow leopards and have been working and hoping that I could find a non-profit that worked for the conservation of these incredibly beautiful and rare big cats. I have pledged $5 per month to this non-profit for only a short time, but I get updates and videos from the Snow Leopard Trust. I even got an apology from the Trust because I received a second solicitation for money to support livestock insurance after I had established a monthly donation to the livestock insurance through the Trust. I've never had that happen before, even when I have received far more than a second request.

Bruce M.2

Donor

Rating: 5

as i consider the snow leopard one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, i'm extremely proud to be a generous donor to assist the international snow leopard fund continue the outstanding work they do to preserve the snow leopard.

with out their amazing educational and interactive efforts w remote villages and communities in the himalayan mountains in nepal, pakistan. afganistan and other nations that border on the snow leopards crucial habitat, many of the scarce animals would have been lost to herders killing the snow leopard to limit it from killing the peoples live stock which in the incredibility desolate regions is more valuable than a predator which threatens their very survival.

unfortunately prior to the international snow leopard fund programs many snow leopards met an unnecessary and early demise which is heart breaking in my opinion as the survival rate of the animal into adulthood is exceedingly low. as the international snow leopard fund came to be and evolve due to the founders insight of the desperate and delicate existence of the snow leopard, the researchers and scientists as well as sociologists understood the intricate relationship between the snow leopard and the communities which have chosen to live within the leopards habit must learn to coexist with out endangering the other.

in the years since the inception of the international snow leopard fund it's efforts have been tremendously effective in communicating to most of the peoples in the snow leopards range and habit (as well as expanding the protected areas of state/nation sanctioned natural parks and region now dedicated for the snow leopard) that it is in their best interest to protect the snow leopard because of it's ties to nature and preserving the environment which will allow the natural prey of the leopard to flourish so it won't be as interested in the herders livestock.

once people grasped this concept it was much easier to accept the idea of having the snow leopard roam in their hunting regions mostly hunting it's 'normal' prey and having much less need to seek out the livestock.

it takes many years to reach out and to educate all these peoples. this is not an easy nor simple effort. many dedicated people have spent much of their professional lives moving these programs through local communities and national governments. as a donor i recognize and truly am grateful and appreciative for everyone and everything the international snow leopard fund has been able to bring into fruition as well as all their planning for future success in keeping and maintaining a vibrant ecosystem for the snow leopard to thrive in.

John H.5

Donor

Rating: 5

Snow leopards are surely among the most beautiful and enigmatic animals on Earth. Extremely rare and almost impossible to see in the wild, they are, nevertheless, the target of poaching for their wonderfully patterned fur as well as the occasional foray into the sheep pens of impoverished farmers in Mongolia and elsewhere. Where the Snow Leopard Trust is a game-changer is when it creates a compensation scheme for those farmers who've lost animals as well as paying them to protect "their"leopards from poaching and act as guides for ecotourists. This turns these endangered animals into profitable animals to keep around - for the farmers and their children and *their* education. A win-win-win for the residents, their families, and the snow leopard.

Donor

Rating: 5

One of the best things about this nonprofit is that most of its field officers are local men and women. Snow Leopard Trust provides funds and training and help but it doesn't impose itself on local cultures. Nor does it seek to protect leopards at the expense of local villagers and animal herders. It works with people, compensating them when their livestock are killed by leopards, providing alternative sources of income to reduce the temptation to poach leopards, rewarding locals for preventing outsiders from poaching. SLT is small but makes a big difference and does good research. I've been a supporter for more than 10 years.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love these cats and this is the most incredible group I have had the pleasure to support. Their approach to actively involving and educating the local people in a vast, remote and challenging environment to protect, study and preserve the elusive snow leopard continues to be an astounding and successful cross-cultural project. I have been following and supporting them since their inception and am so impressed with the positive advances they have made to ensure the preservation of these cats. The efforts and success of this complex organization are a model to be followed, encouraged and perpetuated.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love snow leopards and the Snow Leopard Trust does a great job of saving the cats and helping the local people make a living.

Hiroko W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I just fell in love with those beautiful elusive animals about two decades ago, when I was visiting Milwaukee County Zoo. The more I came to learn about them, I felt I need to help them survive not only in zoos (our Tama has been sucessful in breeding them) but also in the wild. ISLT was my first step and they have never disappointed me.

kjbergy

Donor

Rating: 5

I find this trust to be informative and a good group helping the Snow Leopards. I am glad to be involved even in a small way for these great animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My eldest nephew is married to a very lovely Mongolian woman and I have been lucky enough to visit Mongolia on several occasions - as a ‘family’ member rather than a tourist. On one of my visits, I became aware of the on-going conflict between herders and Snow Leopards and subsequently, my nephew sent me information about the Snow Leopard Trust. I was very impressed at the way they were helping herders with plans and strategies, to find ways to co-exist with the Snow Leopards rather than killing them. Through patience and constructive guidance they have created a win-win situation. I joined the group to be able to participate, and donate, albeit in a small way, whenever I can.

Andre T.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Well run organisation with great feedback to donors

Cheryl P.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust is working to save one of the most beautiful world cats and at the same time helping the local people that must interact with her. To my surprise I have been contacted personally by the current director. I feel like I am a part of the plan. When the Trust asks for money they show you what your contribution is going toward, which is incredibly exciting. I am so proud that I helped to setup a new wildlife camera trap. I asked that there be a trip for Snow Leopard lovers and the next thing I knew there actually was one. I know I did not initiate this, but one does feel cared for and appreciated.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great trust. They do all they can to work with local communities to teach them is to coexist with the snow leopards. They also help sell those local communities sell their homemade goods to help their economy. Great organization to support.

Donor

Rating: 5

The people at Snow Leopard Trust are exceptional. I know that is true of most non-profits because they're so committed. But these people follow-up and provide the kind of information that allows you to share in their excitement when a cat is caught on camera, and you feel the pain when one of the volunteers lost his life because of his work in the field. I genuinely know I'm dealing with real people, that are fighting for the snow leopards.

Advisor

Rating: 5

We love selling Snow Leopard Trust in our giftshop. It helps the organization and us!! With us selling we are able to education our guests about our snow leopards and their story!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of the Snow Leopard Trust for a number of years. It was my pleasure and privilege to help with the Snow Leopard Trust’s First Annual Fundraiser in Washington, DC in 2017, which was a successful and well-attended event. Plans for the Second Annual Fundraiser are in the works now. The SLT’s mission is the conservation and welfare of the cats, and they work in partnership with people who live in and near the habitats of the leopards. I truly look forward to being associated with the Snow Leopard Trust (www.snowleopard.org) for many more years to come.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love that the Trust works with the people who live with the Snow leopards to help them find alternatives to killing them.

Lynda A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I don't want these snow leopards to completely disappear. They are such beautiful animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I initially checked out their rating with Charity Navigator, which was a 5 star, and it has lived up to my expectations. I get updates on the field work, stories, videos, and spectacular photos. I'm so happy with this charity, I have it on a monthly pay schedule. I love snow leopard and the Snow Leopard Trust honors these gorgeous big cats.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A worthy and much needed organisation to protect the snow leopard.

Donor

Rating: 5

They work with the people that live in Snow Leopard territory so that they benefit from the conservation effort.

Donor

Rating: 5

Snow Leopard Trust gets your attention for the snow leopards! They have an incredible staff capable of effectively advocating for these dear animals through innovative campaigns and unique marketing. I trust that their efforts are completely in line with their obvious love for these cats.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A responsible and focused conservation organization dedicated to a gorgeous, elusive and important umbrella species--the Snow Leopard-- for an amazing region of our world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a thank you gift to our wedding guests, my wife and I 'adopted' snow leopards from the Snow Leopard Trust in the name of each of our wedding guest/couples. We felt that rather than gift our guest with another cute trinket or a potentially forgettable treat, we could use the opportunity to make a difference in the world by giving a lasting gift to our friends and family, and spread the word of the amazing work the SLT does. Our guests received personalized thank you packets from the trust including an informative breakdown of what exactly the Snow Leopard Trust does, as well as a super cute snow leopard plushy. Our plushy lives in our living room and it reminds us of our special day whenever we look at it. The staff at the Snow Leopard Trust were absolutely wonderful to work with in setting up our gifts, and they continue to send us personalized notes every year to thank us. They really do appreciate their donors. And I should note that our gifts (my wife's idea) was certainly a hit with our guests :).

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Kitty11

Advisor

Rating: 4

Here at KittyKit we love the Snow Leopard, we are thinking of ways moving forward how we can raise money for these Amazing animals. More to follow soon!!! www.kittykit.co.uk

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a film maker, I have produced many films for non-profits. You get to know the inner workings of an organization when working on their brand. When I was asked to do a film years ago for the Snow Leopard Trust, I was very impressed with the mission, vision and accomplishment of the organization. The Snow Leopard Trust does an amazing job of working with communities to help them be part of the solution in snow leopard range countries to the many threats to these cats. They really do make a difference. The staff are passionate and caring about the cats and the people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

If the snow leopards are to be saved in their native habitats, it will be because of the steady, resolute, science-based, humanitarian-focused work of The Snow Leopard Trust. Dollars go a long way in snow leopard countries, and the Trust does a terrific job of leveraging its resources using local conservationists with local knowledge to design and implement effective cat-saving programs. The Trust's international staff are rock stars in the world of wildlife conservation.

1 Lorena4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through their wonderful programs, such as helping the people in these areas understand the importance of saving these animals, and that in actually doing so, impacts their livelihood in a positive way with insurance programs for the livestock lost, etc. this organization far exceeds others in the vision of conservation.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Trust is an excellent combination of dedicated focus and smart decision making. Over the years, they have grown steadily in impact and reach through intelligent, clear-eyed long term investment of financial and social capital, with everything pointing back to the ultimate goal: healthy, sustainable population of snow leopards and their environment.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Snow leopard trust is doing truly essential work helping preserve this rarest and most beautiful of the great cats. It sponsors never before projects. involvement of local villagers in protection, making snow leopard supporting handicrafts, camera traps across the cats' range capturing never before seen images of this most elusive feline!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful, wonderful organization.

Brings attention to the plight of the snow leopards whilst working with native people to support their habitat and bring money into their community whilst supporting these beautiful creatures.

Four Paws up!

I love seeing their wonderful pictures everyday on Facebook. Congrats!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organisation.I personally love snow leopards and this organisation puts them one everyone's priority.They are beautiful creatures and should be saved.

1 Cheryl110

Donor

Rating: 5

This marvelous organization deserves all the help fools have to offer. I freely admit to being a"cat lady" and thru this org. I can take it to a whole new level. Their untiring efforts and "big cat" thinking create endless ways for them to :? I'mhelp these beautiful creatures not just exist but thrive. Their partnership with the people who live in the leopards native area is truly genius. I'm proud to support this group and love bragging on "my Kitties".

2 David250

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys of a fantastic job for wonderful animals.
I love the fact they provide regular updates and that they aren't pushy.
Too job, keep up the great work
DG

2 Rebecca114

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had a life long love and enamoration of the Snow Leopard. When I saw one at the Siegfried and Roy show in Las Vegas, I literally cried. I want to commend the Snow Leopard Trust on all of their work to help observe AND preserve this most mystical and magical animal. It is only through education we can learn how to help them continue on in their natural and man made habitats and allowing us the privilege of enjoying them from afar. Thank you and may you have many more years helping my favorite of the big cats.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have worked with members of the Snow Leopard Trust. Great team of absolutely dedicated folks.

What's best is they promote conservation that are backed by sound research and continue to engage actively with local people who share their space with snow leopards--the most important 'focus group' that ought to be included in any effort that intends to protect the beautiful species and the fascinating landscapes they inhabit.

Great work! Good luck.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love Snow Leopard Trust for the great job they do trying to preserve these majestic creatures. They frequently keep us up to date with important information about the feline status in addition to posting interesting and entertaining stories about these magnificent felines.

shelbygwade

Donor

Rating: 5

I adopted a leopard for my friend as a birthday gift (*purr*fect price range, btw). When I was presented with the option get a plush with my adoption or "maximize my donation, do not send plush" I was won over. Everything they do goes directly to the community and the animals.

Also the cat toys (which are handmade by the locals! wow! so neat!) are a hit with every cat I've presented them to :).

All of my orders have come with a handwritten thank you and even once a bonus tree ornament [which has also become a cat toy in my house].

If you want to know your money is going to a great cause and get really amazing thoughtful items and gifts this is the way to go.

1 Robyn20

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The International Snow Leopard Trust is an amazing organization. They are dedicated to the preservation of snow leopards and spreading awareness world wide.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust is a great organization dedicated to snow leopard conservation! We have worked with them to hold local fundraisers many times and they are always so helpful and accommodating. Most importantly they are a model conservation organization that sets a perfect example of how to work with local communities while conserving snow leopards in the wild and educating people about the plight of snow leopards.

2 Judy116

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Snow Leopard Trust is a hard working organization dedicated to the preservation of Snow Leopards. They work closely with the people in local communities in the areas of the world where wild Snow Leopard's exist to not only educate but to gain a close relationship with the people who in turn make handmade items of interest to be sold to the public in order to earn the funds needed to try and keep Snow Leopards safe. They inform the public about the need to conserve and protect the last remaining Snow Leopard's in the wild.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust is an amazing organization that works to save snow leopards in the wild. They work with the local communities to establish conservation programs to help save the snow leopards as well as the people who share the land with these beautiful animals. They have education programs to teach the people, young and old, about conservation and living together in harmony with snow leopards. The Snow Leopard Trust also sells products hand made by local people so that can support themselves and their families. I have purchased numerous products over the years and will continue to support this great nonprofit organization. Check out their website to learn more about snow leopards and see some of the awesome camera trap photos that they have of snow leopards out in the wild.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported the Snow Leopard Trust for a couple of years - as soon as I first learned about this wonderful organization. They not only provide important research about the snow leopards in the wild, but also work with the local people to educate them and develop conservation programs to help save the snow leopards. I have adopted snow leopards through the program and purchased handcrafted items made by the local people. This past year, I received a Snow Leopard Trap Camera adoption for Christmas and it is absolutely amazing to see the images recorded by the camera. I had a couple of questions about the images and received a quick response. This is a wonderful charity to support.

1 Elys C.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is a wonderful and perfect organization that helps raise the money for the animals in need. They don't keep it for themselves they use everything for helping snow leopards.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's outstanding what this organization has done and continues to do to preserve and protect our wildlife. I am sometimes overwhelmed at the stupidity of man keeping these beautiful big cats as trophies then when they tire of them for whatever reason they leave them in horrendous conditions. We shouldn't need organizations like this but we do and I for when am honored to do my bit letting people know how we can protect and support our beautiful wildlife through these fantastic sanctuaries. I applaud all that volunteer/help/support and love these magnificent animals. THANK YOU ALL.

KellyMB

Donor

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust is the perfect example of a non-profit organization that not only raises money for wildlife conservation but also does an exemplary job of educating others of the importance of protecting snow leopards and their habitats and providing job opportunities for local communities via its Snow Leopard Enterprises program. Other non-profits should take note.

Christina86

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust is an exemplary organization that impacts my life positively ever day by simply showing up in my Facebook feed or email inbox. The informative, photographically stunning posts by this committed team of professionals and enthusiasts alike truly brighten my day while providing a seemingly endless array of interesting educational and motivational information that offer me the opportunity to help provide the funds so desperately needed to protect these sacred and endangered creatures, and assist them to continue to thrive in their dwindling natural habitats. If not for this group, myself and undoubtedly many others, would not have such an exciting menu of options to promote and provide conservation aid and education. Thank you, Snow Leopard Trust!

Donor

Rating: 5

Snow Leopard Trust is protecting one of the rarest, most vulnerable cats in some of the most wild and inaccessible lands. Bringing these cats into the limelight brings international focus on fragile ecosystems, marginalized economies and vanishing cultures. Their inclusive approach to conservation is the only way to make real change, especially when dealing with localized and difficult issues in varied and often adversarial governments.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I fully support the aims of Snow Leopard Trust and look forward to their informative posts and lovely pictures. They have brought the fate of these lovely cats to,the forefront of attention.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have several animal sites on Facebook. Snow Leopard trust is the one i look forward to reading the most. The stories and the pictures are amazing. Never unsafe to show to children or animal lovers. And it keeps me up to date on my favorite animal.

Shari8

Donor

Rating: 5

Snow Leopard Trust's innovative programs and community conservation program are working to ensure the survival of this imperiled species while also benefiting local communities in the snow leopard's range. SLT''s handicraft-for-conservation is forward thinking and empowering, generating revenue to support both conservation programs and herder communities.

Cassandra P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

International Snow Leopard Trust is serving a vital function in their effort to protect and aid the endangered Snow Leopard population.
They have taken a multifaceted approach by aiding and educating the native peoples who share the Snow Leopard habitat, while at the same time reaching out to donors and supporters.
They are a well run and awesome organization, and I continue to donate whenever I am able.
Thank you to everyone who is working to save these beautiful and important wild cats.

Robert133

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I am a massive respecter of felines and I love the posts on Facebook about the Snow Leopards. These animals are so majestic, they make me cry. The Snow Leopard Trust posts have encouraged me to write a story about a Snow Leopard family in the Himalayas.

Nina11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Snow Leopard Trust for many years. Their commitment to education of the indigenous people in the snow leopards range is amazing and so helpful to saving the snow leopard. They use very little to support the organization's administration; almost all the money donated goes to programs to learn about these cats and to educate and inform everyone about how important they are to the world. With a serious human overpopulation, organizations like this are more and more important to human survival, even if most humans don't understand this.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been impressed at how this nonprofit uses education and science to help track and save snow leopards in their habitat. Teachings aimed at local people who have contact with these cats are bound to pay off. Further, very little of my donation goes to administrative costs; most goes directly to actions.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of the Snow Leopard Trust for many years. I became interested in this organization because I love the big, majestic, threatened cats that it is working to save. I've continued my support not only because of the Trust's efforts to study and save snow leopards and their habitat but because of its great work with the people who live with them. The Snow Leopard Trust has several programs to help the inhabitants of regions where the cats live. It understands that human beings are an integral part of the snow leopard's territory, survival and future. Because the Trust combines these to approaches, scientific and humanitarian, it will have the support of both my heart and my checkbook for many years to come.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust has been working diligently to save the snow leopard, a beautiful cat that is endangered in its native habitat of the Himalayas. Their educational efforts have helped to dispel some of the understandable animosity from local farmers and herders. They have managed to find, identify, and track individual snow leopards, leading to much better understanding of this wild cat's habits and needs. Their hard work has helped to bring the animal to the attention of governments in the region, which may lead to better conservation efforts. I found the Snow Leopard Trust in the federal government's CFC charitable giving catalogue for government workers, among thousands of other worthwhile charities. I've been very happy to be able to contribute to this worthwhile cause.

Earth Endeavours Media

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Chief Editor of an open-access publication providing a platform for science and conservation. The Snow Leopard Trust are amongst the wildlife partners who contribute to our publication and their dedication to research and global awareness is exceptional. Through knowledge we can innovate and inspire strategies that preserve the wilderness, our beloved snow leopards and the cultural traditions that make our world such a wonderful place. It is my goal and priviledge to support their endeavours in all my capacity—helping raise awareness for their vital work.

Lesley9

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a wildlife biologist that deals with endangered species in the US. The direction taken by the Snow Leopard Trust in making the local community a part of the conservation of this species is the real way to identify and exploit local solutions that enable the local population and the snow leopards to coexist. The outreach with locally produced products (yarns and other handicrafts) enables donors to spread the word via gifts to friends and family who are (from personal experience) charmed with the gifts. As with all predators, there is a conflict with herders, but this organization has done an incredible effort to bring the local communities into the process.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust and the work the persons do with the snow leopards and the human entity of the mountains is so far above many of the other environmental organizations. I have been an on-line email newsletter receiver for about three years now and have followed the various snow leopards through their hunting grounds and been there at the birth of their litters. How exciting is this organization? Just the most exciting organization that has ever existed in such terrain. Thank you for sharing this very beautiful creature with the world and may the play express the beauty of the work that Snow Leopard Trust has been creating for many years.

Donor

Rating: 5

A fantastic charity - really understands the need to influence and educate the local people so they understand about the value of the wildlife on their doorstep. International Snow Leopard Trust brings work and opportunity to the community to bring real benefits to the people as well as the wildlife

Donor

Rating: 5

Supporting the Snow Leopard Trust feels very meaningful to me. This organization has the competence and ambitions to provide a better future for endangered Snow Leopards. They do research, educate and inform the public. You can support in several ways, by giving a monthly donation and/or by buying locally manufactured products. The sale of these products helps the local communities survive in harmony with the cats. And you get your Christmas-shopping done in record time!

Donor

Rating: 5

Hi everyone,

I feel blessed to support the Snow Leopard Trust for its dedication to this wonderful cat is deeply linked with the discovery of new means to make people and cats live in perfect harmony. It can work, i have no doubt about it!
Kinds regards,

Carine Cheval,
France

Laurel7

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the only charity that I am aware of that works to protect snow leopards. Their two-prong approach of habitat conservation and education seems to working to protect these endangered big cats.
The one and only time I have had to contact the Snow Leopard Trust about my monthly donation, the issue was resolved quickly and accurately and in a courteous manner. This is a great charity that uses funds wisely.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a big fan of big cats and I was looking for a charity that could help me support the cause. The Snow Leopard Trust offers educational opportunities to the people living in Snow Leopard territory - this is something important because it teaches the people to live in harmony with the Snow Leopards. I love the online gift store and that the products are made by the people living with the Snow Leopards, and the money supports both them and the Snow Leopard Trust. A great charity!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Snow Leopard Trust appears to be achieving outstanding results in reaching out to native peoples in the far-flung, remote areas of Central Asia, which are the last strongholds of this magnificent, reclusive cat.

Ecological and conservation NGOs are a relatively new concept to many of these areas, yet the Snow Leopard Trust has achieved inspiring success. I actively read their newsletters and updates, and have been impressed, that despite the diversity of the peoples, the immense distances and sometimes almost inaccesible territories, the Snow Leopards Trust has built relationships, formed working alliances, built trust and confidence, and is educating people on the value of biological diversity, and subsequently, is reducing the loss of these creatures due to human activity.

Most sensible, is the program of reimbursement to local farmers and herders for the loss of livestock, and their attempt to promote other economical alternatives for local herder villages. I have gladly volunteered to pay for the loss of a sheep or goat if it means the preservation of one of these cats.

Most impressive, it appears this organization achieves their results with a relatively small, dedicated group of people, both here in the West, and on-site in Asia, without a great deal of overhead or top-heavy apparatus. I am pleased to recommend, without qualification, Snow Leopard Trust, as one of the outstanding ecological NGOs that is making a difference. Without them, these magnificant cats would be even more imperiled.