Snow Leopards are facing a distinct threat from climate change. Scientist estimate that there may only be between 3,920 and 6,390 snow leopards left in the wild. As climate change causes temperatures to ruse, snow lines are receding, which means that snow leopards must move further up the mountain slopes as well. As snow leopards get to higher elevations, the vegetation becomes more scarce, which means that the herbivores that they prey on are in limited supply as well, and the leopards are having trouble finding enough food.
Due to the high demand for their coats, snow leopards are also illegally hunted for the fur trade. The pelts are a sought-after commodity in places like Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia where they are turned into coats and other garments. Snow leopard bones and body parts are also used for traditional Asian medicine.
Snow Leopard Group donates 10% of our total profits to different Snow Leopard non-profit organizations such as Sow Leopard Trust and WCS.org in our aim to conserve this beautiful and enigmatic specie.