Longtail Update

Longtail was shot in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. Bayara, our Mongolia Country Director, went to the study site immediately upon learning of his death. She met with the herder, Octyaber, while he was being interviewed by police and learned the cat was killed while raiding the herder’s livestock corral. Octyaber could …

What Bayad Taught Us About Protecting Snow Leopards in Pakistan

Bayad has really put into perspective how challenging it is to protect snow leopards. This map is rough, but explains best what snow leopards are facing:   The green circle shows a general outline of a Protected Area set aside, in part, for snow leopards. Definitely it’s an important region for Bayad–as you can see from the …

A New Snow Leopard Range Map

  When biologists go into the field and try to figure out where to find snow leopards, here is what they are up against: There are anywhere from 3,500-7,000 snow leopards left in the world, and their habitat is spread across 12 countries. Maps of snow leopard range are based on habitat models and limited data, …