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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 …

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 …

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 …