Grants Awarded 

Since 2003 the SLN has successfully supported over seventy projects across 11 of the 12 snow leopard range countries. To date, supported projects have covered a wide range of issues and addressed critical gaps in knowledge or conservation action at the local level.

A total of 29 projects enabled snow leopard population assessments across sites, landscapes or regions in 9 of the 12 range snow leopard countries. Fourteen projects supported research to test new approaches for surveying snow leopard populations or to gather information about snow leopard and prey ecology. Fifteen projects took forward a range of community-based conservation and snow leopard conflict mitigation efforts, including anti-poaching, corral improvements, and livestock insurance and vaccination interventions. These represented an important catalyst for setting up longer term community-based conservation programs. A number of the grant supported projects have subsequently been published in international journals.

The map below shows the general locations of previous grants awarded. This map is based on google satellite base map. 

Please click on the project title to view final reports of completed projects.

YearPrinciple investigatorsCountryProject title
2016Suraj UpadhayaNepalHuman-snow leopard (Panthera uncia) conflict in northern Nepal-Dolpa
2016Zara Morris-TrainorMongoliaImpact of cashmere goat herding on the diet and distribution of the ibex and argali – key prey species of the snow leopard
2016Hussain AliPakistanAn investigation of population and habitat use of Himalayan ibex in Khunjerab National Park: A baseline approach to conserve the prey species of endangered snow leopard
2016Monsoon Pokharel KhatiwadaNepalDistribution and conservation of snow leopard in corridor landscape of Kanchenjunga-Singhalila Complex in Eastern Himalaya of Nepal
2016Riyaz AhmadIndiaAssessment of status, distribution and threats of snow leopard and its prey in Kashmir region of Jammu and Kashmir State
2015Rinzin Phunjok LamaNepalAbundance, distribution and conservation of snow leopards (Panthera uncia) in Humla District, Nepal
2015Matt Jevit & Jan JaneckaPakistanAnalysis of temporal variation in prey use and livestock depredation of snow leopards (Panthera uncia) in Pakistan and potential links to climate change
2014Paul Buzzard & Feng XuChinaEstimating the populations of snow leopards and their potential prey and assessing human attitudes toward snow leopards at the Western Tien Shan mountains, Xinjiang China
2015Muhammad GhulamPakistanProject Snow Leopard Skardu Baltistan
2015Yonten JamtshoBhutanConduct snow leopard sensitization workshop in Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP)
2014Ambika KhatiwadaNepalScaling up community managed livestock insurance schemes for snow leopards in Nepal
2014Yelizaveta Protas & Aromov BakhtiyorUzbekistanCamera trap survey of snow leopards in Uzbekistan
2014Tsering AngmoIndiaExpanding Snow Leopard Conservation Education Program in the Ladakh Trans-Himalaya
2014Rebecca WattersMongoliaConfirming Snow Leopard Presence in Hovsgol Aimag, Mongolia
2014Carol EssonMongoliaMaximising One Health Approaches to Enable Detection of Emerging Disease Threats in a Changing World
2014Ian ConveryKazakhstanFuzzy Logic modeling of Snow Leopard Populations in response to threats from climate change
2014Prawesh GautamNepalA research proposal on the impact of climate change on snow leopards studied via retreating glaciers and receding snow lines
2013Ghulam MohammadPakistanLocal People Incentives Training for Snow leopard Conservation in Kanchanjungha Conservation Area of Nepal
2013Paul BuzzardChinaAssessing snow leopard status in northwest Yunnan, China 2014
2013Oleg LoginovKazakhstanSaving Snow Leopards in Kazakhstan
2013Peter Damerell & Justine Shanti AlexanderChinaComplementing an expert led, nation wide evaluation of snow leopard status in China with local assessments of human activities and attitudes in the Qilianshan National Nature Reserve
2013Sergei SpitsynRussiaRestoring the Argut snow leopard population in Russia’s Altai Republic
2013Jigmet Dadul & Radhika KothariIndiaSnow Leopard Population Estimation and Conflict Assessment in Eastern Ladakh, India
2012Ashish AdhikariNepalRe-assessment of livestock depredation by snow leopard in the Phu Valley of Manang after 17 years
2012Jaffar Ud Din & Muhammad Ali NawazPakistanFlagship Species of the Pamir Range, Pakistan: Exploring Status and Conservation Hotspots
2012Susan Higgins & Nawang Auden & Broughton CoburnBhutanSnow leopard toolkits for monastic leaders in Bhutan
2012Wei LiuUS & ChinaAssessing the distribution, status and conservation needs of snow leopard in a natural World Heritage in Sichuan, China
2012Rishi SharmaIndiaSnow leopard (Panthera uncia) response to habitat, prey and anthropogenic factors at multiple spatial scales in a multi-use landscape
2011Shoaib HameedPakistanAssessment of population of large carnivores and their conflicts with humans in the Yarkhun Valley of the Chitral district, Khayber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2011Dibesh KarmacharyaNepalGenomic identification of P. uncia from faecal samples using Polymerase Chain Reaction(PCR): A pilot study
2011Oleg LoginovKazakhstanDevelopment of the action plan of snow leopard conservation in Kazakhstan
2011Karan Bahadur Shah & Hem Sagar BaralNepalConservation of snow leopards in Nepal (publication of a popular book in Nepali language)
2011Kulbhushansingh SuryawanshiIndiaWhen to kill livestock? Understanding the role of wild prey availability in conflict between snow leopard and pastoralists
2010Naranbaatar Galsandorj & Dr. Bariusha Munkhtsog & Dr. Jan JaneckaMongoliaPopulation structure and genetic diversity of snow leopards in Mongolia and implications for conservation
2010Wei LiuChinaIs the conservation of giant pandas further endangering snow leopards in Sichuan, China?
2010Wasim ShehzadPakistanNon-invasive approach for the diet analysis of snow leopard (Uncia uncia) by using DNA barcoding
2009Bishnu Prasad DevkotaNepalPrey Density and Diet Relationship of Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)
2009Dr. Jan Janecka & Dr. William MurphyChinaPopulation Status and Distribution of the Snow Leopard in China
2009Ghulam MohammadPakistanConstruction of Predator Proof Corrals
2009Ramesh PaudyalNepalHas the Community-based Livestock Insurance Scheme Minimized Human-snow Leopard Conflict in Kangchenjugha Conservation Area of Nepal Himalaya
2009Dr. Philip Riordan & Dr. Kun ShiChinaSnow Leopard Population Assessment in Southern Taxkurgan
2009Rishi Kumar SharmaIndiaCan Livestock Benefit an Endangered Carnivore: Snow Leopard Population Estimation along a Density Gradient of Wild and Domestic Ungulates
2008Achyut AryalNepalDemography and Mortality Causes of Blue Sheep in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Nepal
2008Jaffar-ud DinPakistanAssessing the status of Snow Leopard in Torkhow Valley, District Chitral, NWFP, Pakistan
2008Dr. Rachael JackPakistanDNA testing and GPS Positioning of Snow Leopard Genetic Material in the Northern Areas of Pakistan for Utilization in Public-Private Based Snow Leopard Conservation Programmes
2008Kulbhushansingh SuryawanshiIndiaTowards snow leopard prey recovery: understanding the resource use strategies and demographic responses of bharal Pseudois nayaur to livestock grazing and removal
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2007Janak KhatiwadaNepalSurvey of Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep populations in the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area
2007Shelly ShaoChinaAlleviate Livelihood and conservation conflict inside Suojia Snow Leopard Local Protected Area and Set up SL community-based Conservation Groups Network in North-east Kham Area.
2007Bikram ShresthaNepalPrey abundance and Prey selection by snow leopard in the Sagarmatha National Park
2007Navinder SinghIndiaSnow leopard in the Gya-Miru and Changthang Wildlife Sanctuaries, eastern Ladakh
2007Slava TrigubovichRussiaAssessing the Snow Leopard Population in the Sailugemsky and Chuisky Ranges, and Addressing Threats to its Survival (no report but project description available)
2007Pranav TrivediNepalLiving with snow leopards - promoting conservation through education and capacity building amongst indigenous communities of the Spiti Trans-Himalaya
2007Dawa TseringChinaSnow Leopard Survey of Tibet's South Central Chang Tang Region
2006B. MunkhtsogMongoliaAssessing the Distribution and Status of the Snow Leopard Population in Khasagt Khairkhan Strictly Protected Area, Mongolia (no report available)
2006Kinzang NamgayBhutanSnow Leopard and Prey Population Conservation in Bhutan
2006Jiang ZhigangChinaSnow Leopards in the Dulan International Hunting Ground, Qinghai, China
2005Trishna DuttaIndiaFeeding ecology of Snow Leopards in Hemis National Park, India
2005Dr. Todd Fuller & Kyle McCarthyMongoliaEvaluation of 3 methods for estimating Snow Leopard population size in Kyrgyzstan
2005Dr. Randy Kyes & Dr. Mukesh ChaliseNepalAssessing the status of SL in Langtang National Park, Nepal
2005Ghulam Mohd MalikyarAfghanistanConservation education in Afghanistan
2005Kamal ThapaNepalCo-relations between blue sheep abundance and livestock depredation in Nepal
2004Dr. Som AleNepalHave snow leopards made a comeback in the worlds highest (Everest) National Park, Nepal?
2004Dr. Randy Kyes & Dr. Mukesh ChaliseNepalAssessing the Status of the Snow Leopard Population in Langtang National Park, Nepal
2004Sandeep SharmaIndiaImprovement of sign survey techniques and use of tracks for Snow Leopard population monitoring in Ladakh, India (no report available)
2003Dr. Cholpon DyikanovaKyrgyzstanA snow leopard focused public awareness programme for the Kyrgyz Republic
2003Ahmad KhanPakistanSnow Leopard Survey in Mankial Valley Swat, NWFP, Pakistan
2003Dr. Randy Kyes & Dr. Mukesh ChaliseNepalAssessing the Status of the Snow Leopard Population in Langtang National Park, Nepal
2003Dr. Elena Mukhina & Alexander EsipovUzbekistanDevelopment of a National Action Plan for the Conservation of Snow Leopard in Uzbekistan
2003B. MunkhtsogMongoliaAlternative income source for the Snow leopard friendly communities, Mongolia (no report available)
2003Tsewang NamgailIndiaInteractions between argali and livestock, Gya-Miru Wildlife Sanctuary, Ladakh, India
2003Bindu RaghavanIndiaInteractions between the Ladakh Urial and livestock in Ladakh, India
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