A rare falcon sighting in Mongolia’s Tost Tosonbumba Nature Reserve illustrates how protecting snow leopard habitat safeguards other wildlife as well. Once leased out for mining exploration and protected only after six years of effort by our team and the region’s local communities, this protected area is an important haven for many species beyond snow leopards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Mountains as a State Nature Reserve, the last of the mining licenses that had been granted for the region earlier have been revoked.
Help a Mongolian herder woman and snow leopard defender win a conservation prize for her important work.
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 last morning in camp provides a story Hollywood’s finest screenwriters would be proud to have come up with!
The last full day in camp brings an inspiring conservation with a herder and a beautiful parting gift from a cat.