These silk appliqué images were commissioned in an effort to conserve endangered species and threatened landscapes of the Himalayan region. Organisations such as the International Snow Leopard Trust (ISLT), the Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC), the Tibetan Mountain Institute (TMI) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sponsored and collaborated with Leslie to design and develop these images as educational tools to serve the local communities as well as raise funds generated through sale of original artwork and ongoing sale of posters produced. All originals are created as 3D silk appliqué paintings.