Adopt a Snow Leopard

Scientists estimate that between 4000 – 6,500 snow leopards remain in the wild. It is likely the snow leopard will be extinct before researchers have even had a chance to study Asia’s most elusive big cat.

Adopt a snow leopard today, and help David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) as we:

  • Fight to safeguard critical snow leopard habitats from mining and agricultural developments.
  • Protect and connect vital snow leopard home ranges by establishing new protected areas.
  • Engage vulnerable herder communities in snow leopard conservation to foster a more peaceful co-exitance between wildlife and people.

What’s included?

  • An adoption folder containing personalised certificate, species fact sheet, animal bio sheet and photo.
  • Wildlife Matters supporter magazine.
  • A beautiful snow leopard sketch print by wildlife artist Mandy Shepherd.
  • Optional hand knitted toy made by Little Ndaba a women’s community group in Zambia.

Adopt a snow leopard now

If you would like to adopt a snow leopard, you can choose a regular monthly payment or a one off payment. Both offer differing pack options such as a physical pack by post (with or without a toy) to a UK address or a digital pack via email. Alternatively, if you have an existing DSWF adoption, you can renew this via a monthly payment or a one off payment.

How your adoption could help snow leopards

  • Just £3 per month (or £36 per year) could provide vital camera trap equipment to observe and monitor snow leopards.
  • Only £5 per month (or £47 per year) could engage with local communities living alongside snow leopards to support human wildlife co-existence.
  • £10 per month (or £60 per year) could fund vital research monitoring snow leopard populations in Mongolia.

Why your adoption is so important

Since the 1990s, DSWF has funded community outreach and education initiatives in Mongolia, alongside snow leopard population research and monitoring. Your snow leopard adoption will allow us to continue this vital work.

It is likely most of us will never have the privilege of seeing a snow leopard in the wild, but there is wonder in knowing they exist in the uncharted mountains of Asia, and we must do all we can to protect them,” Georgina Lamb, DSWF Chief Executive.

As a species, snow leopards are dancing dangerously close to death’s door, your adoption could help us secure a brighter future for Asia’s apex predators. 

Meet our Snow Leopard species ambassador, Dagina

Image of snow leopard species ambassador, Dagina.
Image credit: Bezhad Larry

Dagina, also known as the ‘Super Mum’ of the snow leopards, resides in the high-altitude mountains of Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve, a protected area for snow leopards, which DSWF helped establish, alongside our conservation partners and the Mongolian government. Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve is now one of the world’s largest continuous protected snow leopard habitats providing a safe refuge for these silver felines.

Dagina is one of the most well studied snow leopards in history, she has been tracked by our ground-based conservation partners the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) since her birth in 2009. Since then, Dagina has had four known litters of cubs hence her nickname of ‘Super Mum’ having her latest litter at the age of 10 years old!

By adopting Dagina today, you are helping DSWF secure a future for these shy cats by protecting critical snow leopard habitats and mitigating the human-wildlife conflict.

We aim to dispatch postal orders within 7 working days of purchase. Postal orders are sent with Royal Mail standard 2nd class. Tracking is unavailable. International delivery is unavailable.