Scientific Name: Panthera uncia
Number Left: Estimated 4,080-6,590
Humans are the leading cause in the disappearance of this shy creature, thanks to hunting, habitat loss and retaliatory killings. Climate change also poses the greatest long-term threat to the animal because it could reduce up to 30 percent of the snow leopard’s habitat in the Himalayas alone.
In an effort to conserve the snow leopards, many organisations, such as the World Wildlife Fund and the Snow Leopard Trust work with local communities to reduce the number of retaliatory killings.