Shafqat Hussain

2006 Associate Laureate, Environment
Pakistan, Born 1969

Project Goal

Develop a livestock insurance and ecotourism in Pakistan

Location: Pakistan

"The project enhances the villagers’ quality of life while giving the herders responsibility for saving snow leopards.”

Pakistani economist turned conservationist Shafqat Hussain launched Project Snow Leopard (PSL) in 1999 to survey and provide innovative solutions for the conservation of this rare cat. He has developed an innovative community-based livestock insurance scheme; villagers pay a small premium on their domesticated goats to ensure compensation for every goat killed by a snow leopard.

The scheme is also funded by revenue from an ecotourism agency founded by Hussain called the Full Moon Night Trekking Company.

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