Pioneering Research Leads to PhD

Örjan Johansson’s groundbreaking work on the snow leopard’s biology and behavior has led to novel insights into the spatial needs, predation patterns, and reproduction cycle of this elusive cat. Now, after 8 years of field work, collaring 23 individual snow leopards and spending more than 1,000 nights in the Gobi Desert, this pioneering scientist has received his PhD from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Understanding Snow Leopard Home Ranges

Snow Leopard Trust researcher Örjan Johansson recently published a groundbreaking study where he could show that most Protected Areas in the cats’ habitat are too small to hold viable snow leopard populations. In this article, he explains how he and his team calculated snow leopard home ranges using data from cats they tracked with GPS collars.

A New Season Means More Snow Leopard Photos!

Our autumn research season is now underway! While our team members process the images taken by motion sensing camera during the summer, field researchers are gearing up to collar more snow leopards this fall. Coordinating travel agendas and securing the required supplies and equipment consumed much of September, but thanks to everyone’s hard work, by October 1st most …