Category Archives:
Mongolia

 

Conservation Program Raises $1 Million for Snow Leopards

Press Release. Seattle, November 4, 2014.

Snow Leopard Enterprises creates a market for handicrafts made by herders who live in the endangered cat’s habitat. In return, the herders help save snow leopards. In the past 10 years, this program, which today helps protect 17% of Mongolia’s snow leopard habitat, has generated a total of $1 million in sales.

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Devekh: A Home Range the Size of Seattle

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!

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The Mystery of the Missing Men

Newly published study on snow leopard population in Mongolia reveals stable numbers – and a puzzling shift in the cats’  gender ratio.

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Keeping Cats Out May Keep Them Safe

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.

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A Futile Season? Not Necessarily!

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…)