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Research

 

Why It Matters What Your Neighbors Think

The future of the snow leopard depends in no small part on how the people who share the cat’s habitat view the predator in their midst. A new study by Snow Leopard Trust researchers reveals previously hidden, collective factors that shape these views.

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Dead Cat and Collar Found

Sad news from the South Gobi: Earlier this month, Mongolian field researcher Sumbee Tomorsukh discovered the carcass of a dead snow leopard. Next to the body, he found the missing GPS radio collar that Ariun, one of the male cats in our study, had been wearing.

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The Value of Trust

Working with communities to conserve wildlife is as impactful as it is rewarding. Gaining people’s trust is no easy task though, as our China researcher Xiao Lingyun writes. (more…)

Groundbreaking Snow Leopard Study Planned In India

Starting in 2014, the Snow Leopard Trust will partner with NCF India and the Himashal Pradesh Forest Department on a groundbreaking long-term snow leopard study in the Indian Himalayas. (more…)

Meet the Cats!

We’ve been tracking snow leopards with GPS collars as part of our long-term study in Mongolia for 4 years.

Aylagch

Young Aylagch

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,

“Meet the Cats”!

 

 

 

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.