Bayarjargal (Bayara) Agvaantseren, the Snow Leopard Trust’s Mongolia Program Director, and head of our partner organization, the Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation, has been awarded the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for leading a successful 10 year effort to protect the snow leopard habitat of Tost Mountains.
Snow Leopard Trust Mongolia Director and 2019 Goldman Prize winner Bayara Agvaantseren has taken an unusual path to becoming an environmental hero.
Existing snow leopard population assessment studies tend to be conducted in the best habitats and cover areas that are too small to be representative of larger landscapes. This leads to inflated population estimates.
Two years after Mongolia’s landmark decision to protect the Tost Mountains as a State Nature Reserve, the last of the mining licenses that had been granted for the region earlier have been revoked.
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.
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.
US Fish and Wildlife Service and partners in the snow leopard range team up against illegal trade and poaching of these endangered cats. A new database and improved information sharing on snow leopard trafficking will help tackle such crimes.
Researchers capture first-ever photos of snow leopard cubs in the Kyrgyz Ala-Too range at the Shamshy Wildlife Sanctuary. The images are a sign of hope for this threatened big cat.
In a commentary published in the top international journal SCIENCE on March 9th, 2018, two leading snow leopard researchers, Dr. Charudutt Mishra of the Snow Leopard Trust, and Dr. Som Ale of the University of Illinois at Chicago, challenge the scientific merit of the data and assumptions used by the IUCN in down listing snow leopards on the Red List.