Track a snow leopard FAQs
- + Does collaring snow leopards hurt them in any way?
No. Using GPS collars on snow leopards is considered a safe practice, and the technology has drastically improved in recent years. GPS collars do not harm snow leopards in any way, and there have been no injuries or health issues for any of the snow leopards that have been collared with our scientists since they started this research 13 years ago. Furthermore, GPS collars fall off on their own after 15 months. We work with the world’s leading expert in tracking snow leopards, and every possible risk factor is taken into consideration before collaring each snow leopard. For us and our partners at Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation, the wellbeing of each individual cat is of utmost importance.
- + Will I be sponsoring a specific GPS collar or snow leopard?
You’ll not be sponsoring one specific GPS collar or collared snow leopard, rather your donation will support the entire GPS collaring programme.
- + What will I get in my welcome pack?
Your welcome pack will include a certificate showing your support for snow leopards, a snow leopard fact sheet, and a spotlight on some of the snow leopards you’ll be supporting. If you opt to hear from PTES by post, we’ll send your certificate and fact sheet in the mail. If you do not opt into post, we’ll send your welcome pack electronically to the email you provide.
- + When will my pack arrive?
We will send your pack out within 7 days of receipt of your order, and will try and let you know if there is any delay. Due to ongoing strikes, there may be delays in packs sent by post.
- + Can I visit any of the snow leopards?
No. You are supporting wild snow leopards in the mountains of Mongolia. Due to their elusive nature, even many of the people who work with wild snow leopards their whole lives will never see one in the wild.
- + Will I get updates about the snow leopards I’m helping?
If you decide to give to PTES with a direct debit, we’ll send you occasional emails and camera trap footage, updating you on the snow leopards you’re helping. If you want to learn more our work protecting snow leopards in Mongolia, you can visit our Conservation Partner page.