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.
Field Blogs: Camera Trapping in Sarychat
Follow field researcher Sherry Young, Wildlife Ranger Urmat Sokolov and their horses Padiera and Caramel as they cross frozen rivers and climb precipitous slopes to install camera traps to monitor snow leopards and their prey in Kyrgyzstan’s Sarychat Ertash Reserve.
TwoStayWild: Saving the Snow Leopard
Two Stay Wild is a storytelling travel blog written by long-term budget travelers Laura and Matt. But this is not your usual travel blog – because Laura and Matt highlight environment conservation issues in the countries they visit. After a recent trip to Kyrgyzstan, they wrote an in-depth article about out work to save the snow leopard in this Central Asian nation.
Watch a Snow Leopard Cub Wait for Mom
Rare footage from the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan Mountains, a snow leopard conservation hotspot.
Video: Wild Snow Leopard Cubs Playing
Cuteness alarm: two rare, precious furballs have fun with a camera trap.
Changing Lives, One Corral at a Time
Predator-proof corrals built in Kyrgyzstan to help herders keep their livestock safe and prevent conflicts with snow leopards.
Shamshy: Cubs Caught on Camera
Researchers capture first-ever photos of snow leopard cubs in the Kyrgyz Ala-Too range at the Shamshy Wildlife Sanctuary. The images are a sign of hope for this threatened big cat.
Ibex are Plentiful in Kyrgyz Nature Reserve
Conservationists and rangers counted wild mountain ungulates in Sarychat-Ertash Nature Reserve and the adjacent Koiluu Hunting Concession, both in the Tian Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan. They found exceptionally high numbers of ibex and argali in the reserve, while populations in the concession were significantly lower.
Putting a Price Tag on Nature’s Priceless Gifts
The value of nature’s goods and services that local people living in Asia’s mountains depend on is several times more than their average household income. In other words, if things such as fresh water and productive grasslands provided by the ecosystem were lost, it would spell ruin for these communities. These are the results of …
Stunning Snow Leopard Photos from Kyrgyzstan
Hidden camera traps help researchers count snow leopards and provide the rest of us with spectacular glimpses of the world’s most elusive big cat!