Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection (GSLEP) program
A four days "Global Snow Leopard Meeting" was concluded on 20 January 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal committing to work for conservation of endangered snow leopard and its habitat holistically. On the final day of the program, the second Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP) was held in presence of environment/forest ministers or their representatives from snow leopard range countries. Inaugurating the Steering Committee Meeting Rt. Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal Mr. Puspa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' highlighted that the snow leopards are true ambassadors of the high mountains of Central and South Asia and their landscapes provides numerous ecosystem services for millions of people. "It is not only the responsibility of these 12 countries and a handful of organizations, but that of everybody who wishes for clean air and water to help conserve snow leopard and its ecosystems" said Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Prachanda. During the occasion, he announced NRs. 5 million from the government of Nepal for the conservation of snow leopard in Nepal.