Veterinarian, Dr. Carol Esson, has recently completed her PhD at the James Cook University in Australia on possible disease transmission between snow leopards and other wildlife. She shares with us stories from the field and how she found herself studying how disease could threaten snow leopards.
Livestock depredation by large carnivores is a major conservation challenge that results in economic loss and emotional trauma for livestock owners. This sets the stage for retaliatory killing of carnivores, such as the snow leopard. But many of these attacks can be prevented with a simple solution—predator-proof corrals for sheep and goats!
Want to put your snow leopard spotting skills to the ultimate test? Help our science team test their new Snow Leopard ID Training Program and have fun practicing your own identification skills. With each question, you are giving our team a better understanding of any bugs that might be lurking in the code of this program. We hope that the program, once free from all known bugs, will help improve the reliability of our assessments of snow leopard populations.
In 2012 Dr. Li Juan became the first female scientist to earn a PhD in zoology with a focus on snow leopard conservation. She continued to pursue a post doc at University of California, Berkeley and has recently published a new paper in collaboration with scientists from around the world. Here Dr. Li Juan shares with us her new study recently published in the journal Biological Conservation.
Snow Leopard Trust teams work with herders across the high Himalayas to understand what diseases are present in livestock herds and potentially in the surrounding wildlife. Munib Khanyari explains why it is important to link snow leopard conservation with improving livestock health.
Join our research team and our Assistant Director of Conservation, Jennifer Snell Rullman, in the Gobi desert as they search for the elusive Ghost of the Mountain.
In autumn 2019, Scientists from the Snow Leopard Trust and Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation Mongolia equipped three wild snow leopards with GPS collars in Mongolia’s Tost Mountains. Örjan Johansson shares his stories from the field with us.
Dr. Muhammad Kabir successfully defended his PhD on December 7, 2019. He worked on understanding the status of wolves in the high-altitude areas of Pakistan. Here Dr. Kabir shares with us the main findings of his work and what drives him to support conservation in high altitude areas.
Thank you for a great year! Here is just a brief look at some of the great achievements you made possible for the cats in 2019.
In Mongolia this spring, thanks to a GPS tracking collar, researchers were able to visit den site of Dagina, the oldest female wild snow leopard known to science. She gave birth to three cubs. Senior researcher Örjan Johansson shares with us the story of Dagina and her cubs.