News & Stories

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 …

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 …

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 …