When do snow leopards hunt their prey? When do they rest? While these questions may seem tangential to conservation, a better understanding of snow leopard activity patterns can help inform our conservation efforts to protect the species and prepare for any threats on the horizon. Read on to learn more about the days and nights in the life of a snow leopard.
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.
Goldman Winner: Saving Tost was a Team Effort
Bayara Agvaantseren received the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize for her role in protecting the snow leopard stronghold of Tost from mining. But the Snow Leopard Trust’s Mongolia Program Director is quick to point out that the success was not hers alone, but rather the result of an extraordinary team effort.
Video: Anu and her Cub
Check out the latest camera trap footage showing one of our most beloved snow leopards, Anu, having a drink at a water hole with her almost fully grown cub.
Tost Nature Reserve is Free of Mining Licenses
Two years after Mongolia’s landmark decision to protect the Tost Mountains as a State Nature Reserve, the last of the mining licenses that had been granted for the region earlier have been revoked.
Vote for a Conservation Hero
Help a Mongolian herder woman and snow leopard defender win a conservation prize for her important work.
Dagina: Snow Leopard and Scientific Pioneer
She was first photographed by camera traps when she was still a cub, wore GPS tracking collars on two separate occasions and has successfully raised at least two litters of cubs: Dagina may be the world’s most comprehensibly studied wild snow leopard. At nine years old, she is still going strong, and contributing to cutting-edge science.
The Gobi Diaries, Part VII: Save the Best for Last
The last morning in camp provides a story Hollywood’s finest screenwriters would be proud to have come up with!
The Gobi Diaries, Part VI: The Snow Leopard Has Saved Our Land
The last full day in camp brings an inspiring conservation with a herder and a beautiful parting gift from a cat.
The Gobi Diaries, Part IV: Uncooperative Cats
Tost’s snow leopards prove to be as elusive as their reputation suggests. Halfway through collaring season, they’ve successfully evaded our carefully laid-out traps.