Rare footage from the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains, a snow leopard conservation hotspot.
She was first photographed by camera traps when she was still a cub, wore GPS tracking collars on two separate occasions and has successfully raised at least two litters of cubs: Dagina may be the world’s most comprehensibly studied wild snow leopard. At nine years old, she is still going strong, and contributing to cutting-edge science.
Researchers capture camera trap photos of both snow leopards and common leopards during a population study in Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan province.
Snow Leopards, Ibexes and Goats to be tracked simultaneously with GPS Collars in Mongolia
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.
Charu Mishra, The Snow Leopard Trust’s Science & Conservation Director, shares a powerful and personal story about how his early experiences in India’s Spiti Valley have shaped his views on wildlife conservation in partnership with local communities.
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.
Aspiring conservationist and photographer Udayan Rao Pawar recently returned from Ladakh, where he had volunteered in snow leopard research projects run by our local partner, NCF. He reflects on his experiences and shares an unforgettable encounter with the magnificent cat.
Predator-proof corrals built in Kyrgyzstan to help herders keep their livestock safe and prevent conflicts with snow leopards.