Due to the threats and the declining population trends the species has been listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act (1972) of India and is listed as endangered inthe 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The present studbook of snow leopard has been compiled for the India region and the data used is current till June 30th 2009. The data has been provided by four zoos.

Knowledge of spatial variation of soil properties is important