Devekh, the snow leopard we’re tracking in Mongolia, is living large: over the last couple of weeks, he’s used an area of 400 km2!
Working with herders, our team in Mongolia is studying how to best prevent predators like the snow leopard from attacking livestock – a key to a peaceful coexistence of cats and local communities. The first fences have already been built.
Researcher Örjan Johansson has returned from another season at Base Camp. They were not able to collar any snow leopards, but he and his colleagues still got a lot done! (more…)
We’ve been tracking snow leopards with GPS collars as part of our long-term study in Mongolia for 4 years.
Our collaring expert, Örjan Johansson, has managed to fit collars on a total of 19 cats throughout the years – from veteran study pioneer Aztai to “supermom” Khashaa and her cub, Aylagch.
Now, you can get to know all of these unique cats we’ve been following and learn about their stories and what they’ve taught us in our new section,
Örjan Johansson is a Ph.D. student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). He is the field scientist in our Long Term Ecological Study about snow leopards in South Gobi, Mongolia. Örjan’s groundbreaking research is generously supported by Nordens Ark Zoo in Bohuslän, Sweden, and by Kolmården Zoo, in Norrköping, Sweden.
This study is a joint project of the Snow Leopard Trust and Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation in cooperation with the Mongolia Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, and the Mongolia Academy of Sciences.