News & Stories

Tsagaan is Snow Leopard aka “Bummer”

It’s official: Tsagaan, the snow leopard we fitted with a radio collar at the end of February, is indeed the cat formerly known as “Bummer.” Tsagaan was first called Bummer last year when, with the aid of hidden infrared trap cameras, researchers documented him sniffing around our study area. Orjan has also photographed another cat in the base …

How to Get a Girl (snow leopard)

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… After the hectic days in late March with snow leopards behind every rock and cords being chewed off [our equipment] and Tsagaan Sar holiday [New Year], we have had some …

The Death of Longtail: Official Report Available

Dear friends, the Snow Leopard Trust has completed an Official Report on the death of the snow leopard named Longtail. Click HERE to download this report. If you are just joining us: Longtail was a snow leopard that the Trust was studying in Mongolia. He was shot and killed on New Years Day, 2009, by a Mongolian …