14 Jul '11, 3pm

Population of endangered snow leopards discovered in remote Afghanistan mountains #endangered #wildlife

14 Jul 2011: Population of Snow Leopards Discovered in Afghanistan Mountains Researchers say they have discovered a population of endangered snow leopards in the remote mountains of northeastern Afghanistan, a promising development for a species whose numbers have View photos WCS Snow leopard photographed by a camera trap plummeted in recent decades. Using camera traps operated by local rangers, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) documented the big cats at 16 locations in Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, according to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Studies . Researchers have calculated that populations of the snow leopard — which live in some of the world’s highest mountains and are found in a dozen countries across central Asia — have dropped by about 20 percent over the last 16 years, with an estimated 4,500 to 7,500 cats surviving in the wild. And w...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/population_of_snow_leopards_d...

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