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 the three greatest threats of our time.
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. More than 400 snow leopards are killed each year.
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 diversify community income through tourism and international market connectivity.
We train rangers, educate communities, and invest in predator-proof corrals. We turn wildlife into an asset.
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.
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.
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.
Glaciers in High Asia.
People depend on water from these glaciers.
Or Less Snow Leopards Left in the Wild.
Snow Leopards Killed Annually
Square Kilometers of Critical Habitat Protected / Slated for Protection
Square Kilometers that is Critical Habitat for species like the Snow Leopard encompassing High Asia
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