By Matt Fiechter, Snow Leopard Trust
A remote-sensor research camera snapped a photo of a wild snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan’s Sarychat Ertash Nature Reserve shortly after the cat had caught a marmot.
During the short mountain summer, these rodents add some diversity to the snow leopard’s diet.
The Seattle-based Snow Leopard Trust and the Snow Leopard Foundation Kyrgyzstan have deployed more than 30 trap cameras in Sarychat Ertash in order estimate how many of these endangered cats remain in this remote mountain outpost.
Through innovative programs, effective partnerships, and the latest science, the Snow Leopard Trust is saving the magnificent snow leopard and improving the lives of people who live in the snow leopard countries of Central Asia.