As per the study by the Zoological Survey of India, the Snow leopard regulates the population of its herbivores prey species (Siberian ibex and blue sheep)
- Snow leopard detection probability was high if the site was used by its prey species.
- Indicator species and flagship species: Snow leopards act as an indicator of the health of the mountain ecosystem in which they live, due to their position as the top predator in the food web.
- Threats: loss of natural prey species, retaliatory killing due to conflict with humans and illegal trade of its fur and bones.
- Habitat: Snow leopards use rugged mountainous areas or non-forested areas covering an altitude between 3200m-5200m
habitat covariates, such as barren area, grassland, aspect, slope and distance to water were important drivers of habitat use for the snow leopard as well as its prey species.
- Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection (GSLEP) Programme (2013),
- HimalSanrakshak (community volunteer programme, 2020),
- SECURE Himalaya (GEF and UNDP funded programme),
- Project Snow Leopard (2009),
- 21 critically endangered species for the recovery programme (MoEFCC),
- Snow Leopard conservation breeding programme (at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling)