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Research

 

No Signs of Spring: Frozen Traps Slow Down Study

Less than a week ago, field scientist Örjan Johansson and his team managed to equip a new snow leopard with a GPS collar – the 20th cat we’ll be able to track in our long-term snow leopard study in Mongolia’s South Gobi. Since then, the team have struggled with snow, fog and solid ice, as Örjan reports from base camp.

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Rare Snow Leopard Footage from Mongolia

Rare footage of wild snow leopards taken in the Tost mountain range in Mongolia’s South Gobi province shows a vibrant population of these endangered cats – including a mother with three cubs.

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Looking Ahead: The Future of our Long-Term Snow Leopard Study in Mongolia

Initiated in 2008, the Snow Leopard Trust’s long-term comprehensive ecological study of snow leopards addresses critical gaps in knowledge ranging from spatial and trophic ecology to basic population parameters such as predation patterns and foraging strategies, birth and mortality rates, and juvenile dispersal.

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2014′s Best Snow Leopard Photos

Thanks to a growing number of research cameras, our scientists are gaining more and more insights into the elusive snow leopard’s hidden life in the remote mountains. Here are some of the best photos they managed to take in 2014!

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Snow Leopard Shenanigans in the Gobi

A family of wild snow leopards gets up to funny business in front of a remote-sensor research camera in Mongolia’s Nemegt mountains.

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