The Xinjiang Snow Leopard Project
Working closely with the Xinjiang Government and local communities we are undertaking a responsive research programme, to assess the current status of snow leopards and their prey within the Taxkurgan area of West Xinjiang. We are using this basic information to determine current threats and devise mitigation strategies for policy makers to safeguard this unique ecosystem and its species.
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The involvement of the local communities living within the Taxkurgan area is central to this initiative. We are training and equipping a network of field staff and community conservationists across the region. These local community "parabiologists" are taking an active part in the monitoring of snow leopards and other wildlife, providing vital data collection over the wider area.
Feb 2010: Happy "Year of the Tiger" (and snow leopard) to all.
Feb 2010: Team prepare for winter surveys in Xinjiang and Sichuan...Read more.
Jul 2009: Agreement made with SFA to extend our work to other areas in China
May 2009: Mariang and Shaksgam expedition a huge success... Read more.
Feb 2009: Team prepare for winter surveys of Mariang and Shaksgam valley. Read more...
Dec 2008: Project received Snow Leopard Conservation Grants award. Read more...
July 2008: Taxkurgan survey reconfirm presence of snow leopard after 23 years. Read more...
Nov 2007: MoU signed between WildCRU, BFU and Xinjiang Forestry Administration. Read more...
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