Nonprofit founded 1981
4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, #325
Seattle, WA 98103
Brad Rutherford (Executive Director)
For India specifically:
Through innovative programs, effective partnerships and the latest science, the Snow Leopard Trust seeks to save the snow leopard and to improve the lives of people who live in the snow leopard countries of South and Central Asia.
Areas of Service
Education & Training, Policy, Public Awareness, Research, Service Delivery, Technical Assistance; Sustainable Agriculture, Farming, Animal Conservation
Example Project (in North, Northeast India)
The community-designed and -run livestock insurance program helps compensate people in five northern Indian villages for losses of livestock to predators. When herders are compensated financially for occasional losses to predators, they are less likely to kill snow leopards in retaliation. The program also tries to make snow leopard predation on livestock less likely by promoting sustainable herding practices. In one village, residents have also set up a livestock-free grazing reserve in order to leave more food for the snow leopard’s wild prey.