News & Stories

Arrived in Ulaan Bataar

Orjan is a Swedish PhD student who bought a one-way ticket to Mongolia to work at the base camp of our long-term research project.  These are his adventures… Well, so far everything has gone almost as planned. I had some trouble getting on the plane since I didn’t have any visa for Mongolia but 25 minutes before departure, the …

Snow Leopards Caught on Camera!

Trap cameras are in place to photograph snow leopards. This just in from Koustubh, our Regional Field Biologist:   You are going to love this! We now have 13 snow leopard triggers in 261 camera nights (one capture every 20 camera nights!). We now also  know each of the snow leopard that has triggered our cameras …

Snow Leopards Inspire New Mac OS

My name is James Herndon, and I’ve just begun volunteering with the Snow Leopard Trust. Yesterday, I told a friend about this, and she replied, “Cool, Snow Leopard is the new Mac OS, right?” She was joking, but given the early buzz over Mac’s upcoming Snow Leopard OS (to be released in the summer of …

We’re Up and Running

  Our basecamp is up, and we’re underway with the first ever long-term ecological study of snow leopards. The basecamp is in Mongolia’s South Gobi Province, in the Tost mountains, approximately 250 km west of the provincial capital of Dalanzadgad. This is some of the best snow leopard habitat in Mongolia.   We have 3 gers (yurts) up, and they are home …

GPS Collar Worn by “Bayad” Finally Found

This just in: After a few tense months of wondering if we would ever find the GPS collar which our snow leopard (Bayad) carried for over a year, our team finally located it high in the mountains of Chitral, Pakistan.  The collar dropped off in January, as it was programmed to do, but eluded us for months. After fruitless searching …

A New Snow Leopard Range Map

  When biologists go into the field and try to figure out where to find snow leopards, here is what they are up against: There are anywhere from 3,500-7,000 snow leopards left in the world, and their habitat is spread across 12 countries. Maps of snow leopard range are based on habitat models and limited data, …