Most big cats are territorial, with males commonly using larger home ranges than females. But what is driving the spatial behavior of these cats? A new study published in the journal Ecosphere compares spatial data from snow leopards and pumas to better understand what is governing their territorial behavior. Two factors stand out: abundance of prey and access to potential mates. However, the way they work together is not what researchers expected.
A scientific conference and a Nature Watch Festival in China’s Yushu Prefecture, in the heart of the country’s snow leopard habitat, highlight the region’s rich biodiversity and community-based conservation efforts.
Our team in India is embarking on an ambitious project along with the Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh: Estimating the total snow leopard population of this mountainous Indian state.
Cuteness alarm: two rare, precious furballs have fun with a camera trap.
Camera trap catches a wild snow leopard mother and her young cub on an excursion in Kyrgyzstan’s Sarychat Ertash reserve.
Predator-proof corrals built in Kyrgyzstan to help herders keep their livestock safe and prevent conflicts with snow leopards.
Highlights from the latest camera trap datasets, fresh from the field!
Thanks to your generosity, we’ve just wrapped up an incredibly successful spring fundraising campaign! You’ve helped raise over $70,000 to support programs that we know help keep snow leopards safe!
Seattle, WA – The Snow Leopard Trust has been awarded an AI for Earth grant from Microsoft to advance the use of remote cameras for estimating the population size and location hotspots of the elusive, endangered snow leopard.
Efforts are underway to better assess and monitor the health of livestock in Ladakh – with benefits for local herders and wildlife.