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Why adoption is so important

Snow leopards slip silently and unnoticed across their diminishing range, but now, the ‘ghost of the mountain’ is in danger of disappearing altogether.

Hunted for their fur, skin, and parts, snow leopards are victims of illicit poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. And when forced to prey on livestock, as more natural sources are encroached upon, they also suffer retaliatory killings from human-wildlife conflict. Snow leopards are also threatened by habitat loss through climate change and human expansion. Already, they face losing 30% of its range and habitat in the Himalayas alone.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) fund vital projects that will directly safeguard the snow leopard’s future. Snow leopard adoption through DSWF is a fun and impactful way you can make a difference too. Adopt a snow leopard from just £3 a month.

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£3 per month

Just £3 per month (or £36 one-off) could provide vital camera trap equipment to observe and monitor snow leopards

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£5 per month

Only £5 per month (or £47 one-off) could engage with local communities living alongside snow leopards, supporting human-wildlife coexistence

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£10 per month

With £10 per month (or £60 one-off) you’ll help fund vital research monitoring snow leopard populations in Mongolia

What’s Included

A Personalised Adoption Pack 

You’ll get a personalised certificate, species fact sheet, animal bio sheet, and a photograph. In addition we will send you bi-annual updates on our conservation work with your chosen species.

Wildlife Matters Magazine 

DSWF’s magazine, bringing you conservation news and updates on our work to fight wildlife crime and protect endangered species.

Snow Leopard Print

A beautiful sketch print of a tiger by talented wildlife artist, Mandy Shepherd.

Snow Leopard Toy

For adoptions of £5 per month or £47 a year and over, you can also opt to receive a beautiful, handknitted toy crafted by the Little Ndaba women’s group in Zambia.

Physical adoption packs are only available within the UK (Digital packs are available internationally).  Parcels are sent 2nd class untracked with Royal Mail.

More than a toy.

Our adoption animal toys are made by the ladies of the Little Ndaba group in Zambia. They are ethically sourced 100% African cotton and are crocheted by over 100 women from remote villages across the country.

How Snow Leopard Adoption Helps

Sponsoring a snow leopard helps fund projects working with local communities to monitor their movements, reduce poaching, and raise awareness of the threats they face. In addition, your support can help us:

  • Fight to safeguard critical snow leopard habitats from mining and agricultural encroachment
  • Protect and connect vital snow leopard home ranges by creating new wildlife corridors and establishing new protected areas
  • Engage vulnerable herder communities in snow leopard conservation, enabling more peaceful coexistence between wildlife and people
Artwork by Mandy Shepherd
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You can support our work to save endangered animals from extinction by adopting today.

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of the world’s wildlife has been wiped out in the last 50 years.


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