PROTECTING CRITICAL ECOSYSTEMS ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
The High Asia Habitat Fund’s mission is to protect High Asia’s critical ecosystems through conserving wildlife, restoring wild habitat, and empowering dependent communities toward conservation.
We envision a future where the animals, resources, plants, cultures, and humans of the high mountains of Asia are secure and thriving for centuries to come.
High Asia Needs You!
Help us fight against three great, interconnected threats.
1. CLIMATE CHANGE
56,000 glaciers exist in High Asia. All of them are shrinking. Over 2 billion people depend on their waters.
2. EXPLOITATIVE LIVELIHOODS
Front-line communities lack stable sources of income and are forced to earn a living exploiting natural resources.
3. HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT
Less than 30% of critical habitat for highly endangered plants and mammals is protected. Over 400 snow leopards are killed annually.
What We Do
We collaborate with governments, businesses, and communities, to:
We invest at the ecosystem level, committing funds to re-forest and re-wild critical habitat.
We train rangers, educate communities, & mitigate human-wildlife conflict.
We turn wildlife into an asset. We diversify community income through tourism and international market connectivity.
Resources across High Asia are scarce. The human demand for natural resources leads to habitat and food loss for species. It also contributes to the greater warming of our planet, which is particularly vulnerable in High Asia. Carbon-negative projects, such as habitat restoration and reforestation, contribute to the local ecology and the greater region’s health.
The best advocates for conservation come from within communities. Training local ranger teams on tracking and spotting their local species creates wildlife advocates for the tourism, nonprofit, and government entities. Skills learned through ranger-to-ranger training increases collaboration throughout High Asia and creates a world-class tourism industry, conserving animals.
Snow leopards, a keystone species across High Asia, can cause a lot of trouble if they enter a shepherds corral. A villager can lose all of their sheep in one go, which leads to a loss of income and anger and retaliation toward the leopard. Predator-proof corrals are an affordable, proven method to reduce human wildlife conflict and conserve predators in the region.
Contribute to Conserve
Help reduce human-wildlife conflict.
Help conserve ecosystems.
Help train rangers.
Join rangers in the field.
Take a trip to snow leopard habitat.
Unique “Voluntourism” opportunities available.
Get in touch.