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Hampster invasions and other problems

It seems hampsters–yes, those cute little critters you find in pet stores–are native to Mongolia and they are invading the yurts at our base camp. Another problem, this one not quite so cute: gas prices have gone up by 30% and are now equivalent to around $5 (US) /gallon. This is a real challenge considering snow …

Title, Snow leopards 2 (maybe 3) – Researchers 0

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… Yesterday morning, Kim woke me up saying ” one of the snares has changed pulse.” “Really” I replied, a bit newly awake. “Yup” she replied and left …

First GPS Collar Placed

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… [This is an excerpt from a longer article; some sections have been edited down or reordered. To read Orjan’s original letter, click HERE] We caught our first …

Breaking News: GPS Collar Placed on Snow Leopard “Aztai”

This just in from Tom and his team in Mongolia: “Aztai” is the first snow leopard to wear a GPS collar as part of our long-term ecological study. If you would like to hear it from Orjan’s perspective (Orjan is a Swedish PhD student who bought a one-way ticket to Mongolia), click HERE. In the …