Institutional Funding Partners


Austrailian Himalayan Foundation (australianhimalayanfoundation.org.au)
Australian Himalayan Foundation, based in Sydney, with the vision of helping the people of the Himalaya achieve their goals. The Australian Himalayan Foundation’s aim is to achieve this through the long-term viability of schools, through the provision of health, education and medical services and by supporting environmental projects throughout the Himalaya.
Calgary Zoological Society, Canada (www.calgaryzoo.org)
The Calgary Zoo’s Conservation Outreach lives and breathes conservation. Funds raised by the Outreach team support conservation programs from the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary in West Africa to the snow leopards of the Himalayas, along with many programs in Canada and around the world. Kevin Strange, Senior Advisor of Conservation Outreach, works to create financial support for the numerous conservation projects the Calgary Zoo sponsors through its Conservation Fund, and  spends considerable time raising the profile of this important work within the community at large.
Molly Eckler (www.mollyeckler.com)
Sebastopol artist Molly Eckler created the Snow Leopard Conservancy’s beautiful logo, letterhead and business cards. Visit Molly’s website to see examples of her work commissioned by the Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, City of Sebastopol, and California Coastal Conservancy – and her award-winning baby T-Rex T-shirt design.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), California (www.esri.com)
Esri is a software development and services company providing Geographic Information System (GIS) software and geodatabase management applications. Through its nonprofit grants program, Esri provides software and technology to nonprofits whose focus is on environmental and humanitarian initiatives.
KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Adventure Travel (www.KarmaQuests.com)
Traveling with KarmaQuest Ecotourism and Adventure Travel is much more than a holiday adventure, it is experiencing a new culture and way of life from the inside out. It is helping to conserve the natural environment, endangered wildlife, and our world’s rich cultural heritage by supporting conservation and sustainable tourism. It is about learning from studied and local experts in the field and on location. KarmaQuest is a partner with the SLC in offering Special Snow Leopard Treks.
San Francisco Zoo (www.sfzoo.org)
A tenet of the San Francisco Zoo is the recognition that people have the intelligence and compassion to turn the current extinction and environmental crisis around; they just need some help to get motivated. That’s why the Zoo has made it their goal to inspire our one million annual visitors to take some form of conservation action. From breeding endangered species as a hedge against extinction, to operating Zoo facilities in a green manner, to working to preserve the habitat in our own backyard, the San Francisco Zoo practices what it preaches.
Shared Earth Foundation (www.sharedearth.org)
The Shared Earth Foundation is committed to the tenet that all creatures have an enduring claim to sustainable space on this planet. It believes that today’s human beings have the responsibility to share Earth’s resources with other creatures and future generations by limiting their adverse impact on the planet, and by enriching and protecting Earth’s wild life and the places they inhabit.
Spirit Hoods (www.spirithoods.com)
Spirit Hoods manufactures a unique line of animal inspired faux fur accessories for men, women, and children. We all want to be unique and we all appreciate the love and the bond we share with our family and friends, our BrotherHoods, our SisterHoods, our Tribe. SpiritHoods are more than just a wild accessory, they represent this bond and the connection we have with our wild natures. The Spirit Hood creators believe in the conservation and protection of both the planet and its animals, and to help give back they have created Product Blue, through which they donate a portion of online proceeds to non-profit organizations dedicated to wildlife conservation.
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund (www.wildcatfund.org)
Rob and Barbara Dicely established their facility in 1993, in order to provide the public with an opportunity to encounter animals they may never otherwise see or care about. Their ambassador cats now visit schools, libraries, scout groups, park & recreation centers and private venues. Their programs have reached over 600,000 people with the urgency of saving the earth’s remaining wild cats.
Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) (http://www.WildNet.org)
WCN logoWCN is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. WCN supports innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. WCN fosters the entrepreneurial spirit in the field of conservation, partnering with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and providing them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. To magnify the effectiveness of their work, WCN sustains a strong network of wildlife supporters through which these courageous conservationists may learn from each other and communicate directly with passionate donors.


Current Field Partners


Altai Alliance, Russia (http://altaiproject.org)

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), Nepal (http://www.ntnc.org.np/project/annapurna-conservation-area-project)

Baltistan Wildlife Conservation & Development Organization/Project Snow Leopard , Pakistan (www.fmntrekking.com.pk/psl.html)

Duquesne University (www.duq.edu)

Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS) (www.sikkiminfo.net/ecoss/)

Global Primate Network (GPN) (http://primatelife.org/)

International Snow Leopard Trust (ISLT) (www.snowleopard.org/)

International Society of Ethnobiology (http://www.ethnobiology.net/)

Kalpavriksh (www.kalpavriksh.org/)

Khangchendzonga Conservation Committee (KCC), Sikkim

Mongolian Academy of Science (http://www.interacademies.net/Academies/ByRegion/SouthEastAsiaPacific/Mongolia/13499.aspx)

Mountain Spirit (MS), Nepal (http://www.mountainspirit.org.np/)

National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), Nepal (http://www.ntnc.org.np)

The Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy (RMCC) (www.catconservancy.org/)

Snow Leopard Conservancy – India Trust (SLC-IT)

Snow Leopard Network (SLN) (www.snowleopardnetwork.org/), is charged with coordinating the efforts of researchers and conservationists working across the snow leopard’s vast range. The network will exchange information and collaborate on projects through its member organizations, with the goal of maximizing limited resources and minimizing duplication of effort.

Wildlife Protection Department of Jammu and Kashmir State, and especially the staff of the Ladakh office in Leh.

WorldWide Indigenous Science Network (WISN) (http://www.wisn.org/)

WWF-Mongolia (http://mongolia.panda.org/en/)collaborates with the Conservancy and WWF-Russia to ensure consistent practices trans-nationally.

WWF-Nepal (http://www.wwfnepal.org) provides support to several important snow leopard protected areas, such as Shey-Phoksundo National Park where Rodney Jackson conducted the world’s first radio-tracking study of snow leopards in the early 1980’s.

WWF-Russia (http://www.wwf.ru/about/what_we_do/species/eng) is involved in the protection of snow leopards in Southern Siberia. Projects are being conducted in the Altai and Buryat Republics and the Conservancy regularly collborates with WWF’s scientists.


Past Project Partners


Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), Paris (www.acted.org)

Chinese Academy of Forestry, China (http://en.caf.ac.cn/)

Dolpa Educational Social and Environmental Reservation Team (DESERT), Nepal (www.friendsofdolpa.org)

Fauna & Flora International-China (http://www.fauna-flora.org/explore/china/)

Hushey Village Conservation Committee, Pakistan. Comprised of six members, the Committee was established in 1997, in partnership with the IUCN-Pakistan Biodiversity Conservation Project. The Committee is responsible for controlling unlawful hunting of wild animals and birds in the Hushey Community Conservation Area.

Japanese Wildlife Research Center (http://www.jwrc.or.jp/profile/pdf/jwrcprofile_en.pdf)

Khunjerab Village Organization (KVO), Pakistan.  KVO refers to a coalition of seven villages with 307 households, located along the Karakoram Highway, near Pakistan’s border with China. Also nearby is the 877 square-mile Khunjerab National Park. KVO cooperates with Park authorities, WWF-Pakistan, IUCN-Pakistan and the Snow Leopard Conservancy on management issues in the Park and buffer zone.

Lassen Volcanic National Park , California. Steve Zachary, Education Specialist (https://www.nps.gov/lavo/index.htm)

Manang Youth Society, Nepal (www.destinationmanang.com/)

Mountain Institute (TMI), Washington, D.C. (www.mountain.org/)

Murgab Ecotourism Association (META), Tajikistan (http://www.meta.tj)

Muse, India (www.spitiecosphere.com/about_us_partners.htm)

Shimshal Nature Trust (SNT)  (www.mockandoneil.com/shimshal.htm)

Society for Environmental Education (SEE), Pakistan.  An association of primary, middle, and high school teachers in the Gojal district of Pakistan’s Northern Areas. It is headed by Aziz Kahn, a dynamic teacher at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Morkhun Village.

Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu/)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), France (www.unesco.org).

Xinjiang Conservation Fund, China. A network of local NGOs coordinating input into national and international processes and facilitating sustainable environmental development in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. XCF aims to improve the rights of vulnerable groups (elders, women, children, ethnic groups), raising public awareness of environmental protection, implementing conservation projects in order to promote the establishment and development of a harmonious civil society in Xinjiang.