Afghanistan

Afghanistan encompasses the far western range extent of the snow leopard’s distribution. Included within Afghanistan’s range is the Wakhan Corridor, the narrow panhandle of land in Badakhshan province (in the far northeast of the...

Bhutan

Pastoralism is highly predominant in the highlands of Bhutan stretching from East to West, an ecosystem widely regarded a treasure trove for medicinal herbs and home to the endangered snow leopard. In March 2005,...

China

China is home to the world’s largest snow leopard population, with an estimated 2000 – 2500 individuals. The largest share of the cat’s range is on the Tibetan plateau.   National Snow Leopard &...

India

Snow leopard habitats in India are spread over the northern Himalayan mountains of the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in western Himalayan region and Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along the...

Kazakhstan

The snow leopard is an official symbol of Kazakhstan, which was a suggestion of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Thus, the symbolism of this species is an important argument and an incentive in the goal to save...

Kyrgyzstan

There are about two percent of the world’s species of flora and more than three percent of the species of the world fauna in the Kyrgyz Republic. Taking into account that the country occupies 0.03% of...

Mongolia

The Mongolian snow leopard population is 2nd largest in the world, with about 1000 individuals; distributed in Mongolian Altai, Gobi Altai, Khangai mountain ranges, Harhiraa and Turgen mountains, near oasis, in low elevation mountains...

Nepal

In Nepal, snow leopards are found in the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the east to Api-Nampa Conservation Area (ANCA) in the west. Potential snow leopard habitat is estimated around 13,000-km2, which is largely...

Pakistan

An estimated 200–420 snow leopards exist in Pakistan across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). A national-level assessment deemed the species “critically endangered” within the country.  While small, Pakistan’s...

Russia

In Russia the snow leopard is at the northernmost edge of its contemporary range and has only a few sustainable populations of animals in optimal habitat areas – the mountains of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion. Russia’s...

Tajikistan

Tajikistan contains around 250-280 snow leopards primarily within the Pamir Mountain range. Illegal trade, conflict with humans, lack of conservation capacity, and loss of prey have been identified as threats to this endangered species within...

Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan the edge of the snow leopard’s range is represented by boundary areas of two independent, unconnected groups – Tien-Shan and Pamir-Alai. Both populations occupy territories, which are developed as the result of extensive...