First wide-scale census of Siberian ibex, key snow leopard prey in Russia
WWF-Russia and government conservation organizations start the wide-scale census of Siberian ibex in Altai Republic, key snow leopard habitat in Russia, in protected areas and hunting grounds. Altaisky and Katunsky nature reserves, Sailugemsky national park, Game Department of Altai Republic with WWF support will implement Siberian ibex census in October-November, 2020 in protected areas of Kosh-Agachsky, Ust-Koksinsky, Ongudaisky district of Altai Republic, key habitat of the species.
The experts met on September, 29 in the capital of Altai Republic, Gorno-Altaisk city to discuss the forth-coming census. The participants defined the census area, groups and their routes, expeditions’ dates and agreed on methodology.
The results of the census will be announced in December, 2020. The survey will provide experts with data of Siberian ibex number and distribution to define further conservation measures.
The Siberian ibex census was supported by World Around You foundation of Siberian Wellness corporation.