Assessment of the snow leopard population in the Tajik National Park and nearby territories

News (News archive) | 30 ноя. 2018

Assessment of the snow leopard population in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous region (GBAO) became one of the productive results under the cooperation of Panthera and the UNDP-GEF project on the conservation and sustainable use of the Pamir-Alay and Tien-Shan ecosystems for snow leopard protection and sustainable community livelihoods.

The planned area of coverage was 121 231 hectares and included several key sites of the Tajik National Park and nearby territories. Approximate areas for camera traps installing were determined according to preliminary studies and surveys. In total, the field team of experts and specialists installed 33 camera traps of two models.

During the period of the camera traps activity, 10 unique leopard appearances were recorded, in total 546 pictures of the snow leopard at 6 photo-traps in the western part of the surveyed territory. Analysis of processed photos confirmed the presence of at least four different individuals of a snow leopard: by appearance and behavior, two adult males were identified, one of which is quite old. One adult leopard could not be determined by sex. The fourth snow leopard was defined as last year's kitten, sex is not determined. In addition, other wild animals were imaged on the cameras: Siberian ibex, Marco Polo sheep, red marmot, gray wolf, fox, lynx, hare, and others.

All the data obtained from the camera traps and surveys, collected under joint activities with Panthera and other project activities, are processed and will be placed in an information database, being developed under the project.

 

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"Snow leopard - national treasure of Tajikistan"

The author tried to comprehensively explain a value of the snow leopard for both wildlife and people. The brochure describes biological and behavioral characteristics of a rare predator, its habitats, main factors threatening its population, international and national initiatives to preserve it, legends and real cases of snow leopard and villagers meetings in the Pamir and more. According to the author, he sought to change the image of a rare predator in the eyes of an audience that has a negative attitude towards the snow leopard, or knows very little about it, in order to understand how important it is for wildlife.

The full text you can find out contacting us via e-mail: biodiv@biodiv.tojikiston.com

 

Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (April - June 2018)

Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (April - June 2018)

The actions implemented by the project over the past quarter have made it possible to achieve significant results in improving the technical capabilities of specially protected areas’ staff and their skills in monitoring, to prepare a rationale for initiating practical actions to restore degraded pastures and forests, to increase to some extent the knowledge of local communities about the snow leopard and cause interest in its preservation, to form communication and the basis for cross-border cooperation.

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Snow leopard conservation on the Pamir

Snow leopard conservation on the Pamir

The brochure contains the project summary and the results of working meetings with representatives of target partner organizations in GBAO project areas, describes decisions and recommendations received.

For the full version, please send a request on the e-mail: biodiv@biodiv.tojikiston.com

Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (Jan.-Mar. 2018)

Newsletter on snow leopard conservation initiative in Tajikistan (Jan.-Mar. 2018)

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