The SECURE Himalaya Project
The project augment Government of India’s efforts for conservation of the snow leopard and its habitat by developing and implementing a landscape-based approach for high-altitude Himalayan ecosystems, and address key issues of habitat degradation, threatened livelihoods and illegal trade in wildlife. Significantly, the project draws upon and strengthens the MoEF&CC’s landscape based conservation approach, the Project Snow Leopard (PSL).
It also contributes to the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection
Program (GSLEP), a joint initiative of 12 range country governments,
international agencies, civil society, and the private sector.
How is it being implemented?
The project aims at implementation of four inter-related and mutually complementary components.
Conservation of key biodiversity areas and their effective management to secure long-term ecosystem resilience, habitat connectivity and conservation of snow leopard and other endangered species and their habitats.
Preventing Wildlife Crime
Enhancing enforcement, monitoring and cooperation to reduce wildlife crime and related threats.
Securing sustainable community livelihoods and natural resource management in high range Himalayan ecosystems.
Knowledge, advocacy, communication and information systems established.