Graduate student and researcher from Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation Otgontamir Chimed confirms the occurrence of the Pallas’s cat in Mongolia’s largest protected area. Yet, its range has shrunk in recent decades.
Category: country programs
Ibex & Argali share the spotlight in Mongolia’s Tost Reserve
A recently published paper by SLT researcher Chagsaldulam Odonjavkhlan (Chagsaa) explores what allows similar herbivore species, a wild goat and a wild sheep, to coexist with little or no competition over resources. Her research examines the mechanisms of coexistence between two snow leopard prey species, the ibex and the argali.
Winged Guardians of the Mountains
Follow Adithi as she studies pheasants who find their way into our camera trap photos.
Rangers Honored for Outstanding Wildlife Protection Efforts
On World Wildlife Day, 16 rangers were awarded for their vital role in protecting Kyrgyzstan’s precious wildlife.
Preliminary estimates of Mongolia’s snow leopard population released
Snow Leopard Trust and its partners recently completed a three-year snow leopard population survey in Mongolia. Preliminary estimates of the snow leopard population are now available, and the final results are expected by the end of this year.
Women and natural resources: how nature, gender and social divisions intersect
To conserve snow leopards and natural resources better, we must understand and identify the important roles that women can – and do – play in local societies. In a recently published paper, Snow Leopard Trust researchers examine the role of women and the nuanced intersection between gender and social divisions in the governance of irrigation water in the Spiti Valley – a critical area for snow leopard conservation.
Bright spots in a harsh desert: Life in the Great Gobi
Join us for a quick trip through the Great Gobi A Strictly Protected Area, as told through photos from our recent camera trapping survey in the region.
New Research: Perceptions and Realities of Climate Change on Herder Practices
A better understanding of semi-nomadic herders’ perceptions towards climate change can lead to more successful mitigation efforts.
Tost Snow Leopard Reserve Gets Bigger and Better
Great news for snow leopards and local herding communities: the Mongolian government has decided to expand the Tost Nature Reserve in the country’s South Gobi province by 150 km2. In doing so, the government also revoked a mining license that had threatened a water source that is critical for people and wildlife.
Where the Snow Leopard Roams – A Journey to Ak Shiyrak
Follow our team on a trip to our Kyrgyz partner community of Ak Shiyrak, high up in the snow leopard habitat of the Central Tian Shan mountains.