Study finds that snow leopards only use three quarters of the presumed snow leopard habitat in Himachal Pradesh, India, raising questions about the way we map the cat’s distribution.
Trailblazers: Snow Leopards Cross Borders, Deserts, Rivers
Data from camera traps and GPS collars show endangered snow leopards dispersing to distant mountain ranges across stretches of deserted steppe, swimming across streams and rivers considered impossible to cross, and freely passing country borders.
Scientists Collar Three More Wild Snow Leopards in Mongolia
GPS collars will allow Snow Leopard Trust researchers to better understand the elusive species.
Only 35% Of Snow Leopard Habitat Are Safe From Climate Change
A new study shows that climate change is threatening to disrupt or fragment large parts of the snow leopard’s mountain habitat. There are three core habitat zones that appear to have the potential to be safe refugia for the species though.
Citizen Scientists Monitor Snow Leopards in China
Snow leopards are notoriously difficult to monitor, in part because they reside in remote areas with unfriendly terrain. But they aren’t the only ones who live there.
Snow Leopard Signposts
Check out candid footage from a ‘snow leopard signpost’ – or, as some would call it, a cat communications center.
Statement of Concern on Snow Leopard Population Estimates
We are happy to see the comprehensive book on snow leopards and their biology that was published earlier this summer (1). However, a group of authors state in a chapter of this book (2) that the global snow leopard population may be significantly higher than prevailing estimates. This claim and its implications, which have been …
Small Changes in Livestock Herding Could Reduce a Big Threat to Snow Leopards
Reducing the losses suffered by farmers due to predation on livestock by snow leopards is a key to protecting the endangered cat. New research now shows that small changes in the way livestock are herded could make a big difference.
Is There Enough Wild Prey for Tost’s Cats?
Snow Leopard Trust scientists count ibex and argali in Mongolia’s Tost Mountains. Their numbers appear stable – and just sufficient for now to sustain the area’s snow leopard population. But it’s a fragile balance.
Devekh Is Off the Air
We have lost contact with the GPS collar worn by Devekh, the male snow leopard we had been tracking in Mongolia’s South Gobi – most likely due to the collar’s battery running out of steam. For the first time in several years, we’re therefore not currently tracking any cats.