Three New Snow Leopards Collared as part of Groundbreaking Study

The Snow Leopard Trust just announced that they have placed GPS collars on three new snow leopards in Mongolia’s Tost Nature Reserve. This represents the continuation of a long-term study into the behavior of the legendary snow leopard (Panthera uncia). The new snow leopards are the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd animals to be collared for this … More Three New Snow Leopards Collared as part of Groundbreaking Study

Chasing Ghosts in the Mongolian Altai

Originally posted on Katey Duffey:
Mongolia’s Bayan-Ölgii province is an incredibly remote, but beautiful region of mostly untouched wilderness situated right on the borders of Russia, China, and Kazakhstan. It features rugged 3,000-4,000m (9,842-13,123m) snowcapped peaks, with glacier-fed lakes, rivers, and a large variety of wildlife that includes snow leopards, wolves, wolverines, and Siberian brown…

Fascinating Compilation of Camera Trap Videos

Camera traps are a vital tool for conserving wild felids (cats). Do to their elusive nature, these creatures are difficult to glimpse in the wild. While cats’ propensity for stealth is key to their survival, it also makes them difficult to study. Thankfully camera traps make the job a little easier. Such devices allow scientists to monitor … More Fascinating Compilation of Camera Trap Videos

To Survive Living High

Originally posted on Katey Duffey:
From the deepest oceans to the highest peaks, and from the hottest deserts to the Earth’s poles, there is life that has evolved incredible adaptations to survive in their extreme environments… Low oxygen results in a hypoxic environment. Hypoxia occurs when not enough oxygen is carried by the blood supply,…

New Protected Area will Benefit Mongolia’s Snow Leopards

I just received a notification from the Snow Leopard Trust about an exciting new development. Nearly 8,163 square kilometers of land is about to be turned into a Nature Reserve, a designation that will benefit both wildlife and local people. Mining, hunting, and construction will be banned in this area; whereas traditional activities that do … More New Protected Area will Benefit Mongolia’s Snow Leopards

Working with Local People Pays off for Snow Leopard Conservationists

I would like to share an article I found on the blog of one of my favorite NGOs: the Snow Leopard Trust. It is a question and answer session with Kalzang Gurmet and Tanzin Thinley, who are conservationists in Spiti, India. While the entire post is worth a read, there are two points that stick … More Working with Local People Pays off for Snow Leopard Conservationists

Bold Conservation Initiative Could Benefit Kyrgyzstan’s Snow Leopards

The Kyrgyz Department of Hunting and Natural Resource Management, Snow Leopard Foundation Kyrgyzstan, and the Snow Leopard Trust have teamed up for an exciting new conservation venture. They are turning a 100 square mile hunting concession into a nature reserve. This area, known as Shamshy, was once used to hunt ibex commercially. But now Shamshy’s … More Bold Conservation Initiative Could Benefit Kyrgyzstan’s Snow Leopards