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

Interview With Snow Leopard Researcher Katey Duffey

This is a special post. Instead of being an essay or news article, it is an interview with an active snow leopard researcher: Katey Duffey. Katey is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, and a scientist. She is currently studying a little-known population of snow leopards in western … More Interview With Snow Leopard Researcher Katey Duffey

Amazing Footage of a Snow Leopard Investigating a Camera Trap

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia) are some of the most elusive creatures on this planet. Few humans have ever witnessed one, which is why this footage is so remarkable. The Snow Leopard Conservancy had placed camera traps in India’s Hemis National Park for the PBS film Silent Roar. One of the traps must have been well-placed, … More Amazing Footage of a Snow Leopard Investigating a Camera Trap