Snow Leopard Conservancy Trust
Ladakh lies in the region of Jammu and Kashmir - the northernmost state of India. Inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent, it is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Kashmir. Ladakh is a cold desert, characterised by severe winters lasting over six months. Here, temperatures can drop as low as -40oC in some places. Precipitation is very low in the region. The summer witnesses a short growing season of a few months.
In spite of the aridity of the area, Ladakh has a great diversity of birds.
SNOW LEOPARD
The Snow Leopard (Uncia uncial) is the King of the snow-capped mountains of Central Asia. It is one of the most solitary, elusive, rare and endangered predator in the world. It is a medium sized cat, especially adapted to survive in some of the harshest and most difficult environmental conditions.Only..
Ladakh, the highest plateau of the Indian state of Kashmir, is a remote region of stark valleys and mountains that soar to 20,000 feet. The region spans the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River valley. Inaccessible and frozen through several months of the year, the climate is a contrast of harsh winters and brutal summers.
Ladakh, the highest plateau of the Indian state of Kashmir, is a remote region of stark valleys and mountains that soar to 20,000 feet.
HIMALAYAN HOMESTAY
The Himalayan Homestays Programme promotes conservation-based, community managed tourism development. Located in remote settlements, it gradually builds local capacity and ownership and is an ideal example of a successful livelihood programme. It is sensitive to both...
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
The Education Programme focuses on Ladakh's wild biodiversity, threats that it faces and conservation actions taken to tackle them. It is conducted through a series of workshops facilitated by SLC-IT's Environmental Education Coordinators showcasing outdoor and indoor games, nature..