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Please call us on 0844 736 0036 (8am - 10pm, 7 days a week) if you'd prefer to take out your adoption over the phone.

Your adoption pack:

A cuddly toy snow leopard (optional)

My Snow Leopards and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

Adopt a snow leopard

Powerful, captivating and incredibly vulnerable to threats like poaching, loss of prey and conflict with people. Help us protect this endangered big cat.

How you're helping the snow leopards

  • Helping to train and equip anti-poaching patrols
  • Promoting sustainable use of natural resources in the region
  • Working with local communities to monitor snow leopard movement and reduce human/snow leopard conflict
  • Supporting compensation schemes for local farmers who have lost livestock to snow leopards
  • Establishing programmes to increase wild prey numbers
  • Your support will also help fund our other essential work around the world

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We'll send you:

A cuddly toy snow leopard (optional)

My Snow Leopards and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

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More about Snow leopards

This incredible animal has been known to leap as far as 15 metres and can travel up to 40km in a single night.

Location: Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA), Nepal

Habitat: Snow leopards prefer steep terrain, broken by cliffs, rocky outcrops and ravines. They live at high altitudes, usually at elevations of 3,000-4,500 metres, although they occasionally go above 5,500 metres in the Himalayas.

Wild population: As few as 4,000 are thought to remain in the wild.

The threats to snow leopards

  • Poaching, for their bones and precious fur
  • Loss of their natural prey due to hunting
  • Loss and damage of habitat due to overgrazing of domestic livestock
  • Conflict with people

How your adoption can help:

  • £60 (or £5 a month) could pay for 10 torches to help snow leopard monitoring and prevent attacks on livestock (snow leopards are mostly active at night)
  • £120 (or £10 a month) could pay for the initial training for a community-based anti-poaching patrol
  • £150 (or £12.50 a month) could help train Nepali law enforcement officers, helping them to reduce the illegal cross-border trade in snow leopard skin and bone

The snow leopards of the sacred Himalayas

It's likely that there are at least ten snow leopards in Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, Nepal. Paw prints (known as pugmarks) suggest that at least one of them is a cub. Snow leopards are very elusive and it's rare to see one in the wild, but five individuals have been photographed by camera traps.