Securing at least 20 healthy populations of snow leopards across the cat’s range by 2020
The Overarching Goal of the GSLEP is for the 12 Range Countries, with support from interested organizations, to work together to identify and secure at least 20 healthy populations of snow leopards across the cat’s range by 2020, or 20 By 2020. Many of these populations will cross international boundaries.
The three criteria that will secure healthy populations of snow leopards are, populations
- (a) Representing at least 100 breeding age snow leopards. (This number will be increased over time to obtain a minimum viable population.)
- (b) Containing adequate and secure prey populations.
- (c) Having connectivity to other snow leopard populations.
This is an interim goal for the seven years through 2020. During the next seven years, agreement will be reached on the steps needed to achieve the ultimate goal of ensuring that healthy snow leopard populations remain the icon of the mountains of Asia for generations to come.
|Country||Landscape||Area in sq.km|
|Afghanistan||Wakhan National Park||10,951|
|Bhutan (border area TBD)||Snow Leopard habitat||12,110|
|Nanda Devi – Gangotri||12,000|
|(border area TBD)||Kanchendzonga-Tawang||5,630|
|Northern Tien Shan||23,426|
|Multi-National Landscapes||Landscape||Area in sq.km|
|Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan||Allay – Gisar||30,000|