News & Stories

Trap Camera Success

This week, a message came in via sattelite phone from Dr. Tom McCarthy, leader of our long-term research project in Mongolia. Right now, he is at our base camp, called Tserendeleg. Out there in the South Gobi, little things like and outhouse and electricity mean a lot . . .  Greetings from Camp Tserendeleg! Just a short update on life here …

Last day in civilization

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… Tom and Kim arrived early yesterday and together with them, I left the hotel and moved into an apartment owned by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). We packed all …

Snow leopards in Pakistan threatened by poaching in Afghanistan

The Snow Leopard Trust has analyzed the data from Bayad’s collar and found that she traversed a 1,563 square kilometer area, splitting her time between Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the map above, Bayad’s movements are the little black dots, and the red line is the border between countries. Past convensional VHF radio collars used in …

Some valuable tips when moving abroad

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… I realized that I have forgot to write some very important stuff. First, I was on the same plane as the Brazilian soccer team (female), they were actually …

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 …