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Snow Leopard Tracks Found in Gorny Altay
11.03.2012 15:17
Snow Leopard Tracks Found in Gorny Altay

The researchers discovered the signs of a snow leopard presence. The tracks of two animals were found near the Argut river in Gorny Altay.

      The snow leopard population was wiped out by poachers in the 90s, but now ecologists are confident that this endangered animal will return to the nature reserve.

      Animal tracks have been found near the Argut river, where the largest population of snow cats (about 40 individuals) lived earlier. In 90s they were all killed by poachers.

      Scientists are going to take the region under the guard in order to restore the former number of snow leopards. The patrol team of the Altay sanctuary will find and remove traps set on the leopards.

      In addition, researchers have discovered the trees damaged by claws – one more confirmation of the presence of rare animals. Experts plan to install several camera traps to capture one of the most beautiful inhabitants of Gorny Altay.

      According to WWF specialists, the total number of snow leopards in Russia is no more than 150 individuals, 30 of them live in the Altay Republic.

      Source: RG. Image courtesy: www.kotofot.ru.

       


Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian tourism Russian animals Gorny Altay Altai WWF 

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