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Snow Leopard Trust - Emmanuel Keller

Mongolia is home to the second largest snow leopard population in the world, but sadly their numbers continue to plummet. Like many big cats, they are persecuted in retaliation for killing livestock and hunted for their fur as their home territory is becoming increasingly shared with humans. In this guest blog post Bayara Agvaantseren gives us an insight …

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Snow leopard face by Steve Tracy, Courtesy of the Snow Leopard Trust

The Great Ikh Hural, Mongolia’s parliament, has approved a proposal to turn the Tost Mountains, a prime snow leopard habitat in the country’s South Gobi province, into a Nature Reserve, one of four categories of State Protected Areas under Mongolian law. Under this designation, only traditional economic activities such as livestock grazing that aren’t harmful to …

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Sumbe square

Sumbe worked closely with Bayara Agvaantseren,  Mongolia Program Director on various snow leopard projects, many of which PTES has helped to fund over the past few year. He was a young promising researcher who hailed from the water-rich Khuvsgul province, but had taken to the arid Gobi desert as his second home. Sumbe joined Bayara’s …

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