SECURE Himalayas

The Centre has launched a six-year project for conservation of Himalayan ecosystem. SECURE, which stands for, Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable use and Restoration of High Range Himalayan ecosystems, is meant for specific landscapes. Protection of snow leopard and other endangered species and their habitats is one of the key components of the project.

Snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’

Elusive snow leopard, long considered endangered has been upgraded to vulnerable. It still face serious challenges including poaching & loss of prey in their Himalayan habitat. Snow leopards had been listed as endangered since 1972. Endangered snow leopard is found in rugged mountains of Central Asia. Snow leopards are perfectly adapted to cold, barren landscape of their high-altitude home.