WWF Russia shared the experience of new snow leopard monitoring programme with the experts of Tadzhikistan
Alexander Karnaukhov, WWF Altai-Sayan Senior Project Coordinator presented new snow leopard monitoring programme developed on WWF initiative in 2016 in partnership with New York University and Snow Leopard Conservancy (USA). WWF experts were invited by the National Biodiversity Monitoring Centre of Tajikistan.
After the meeting and working on theory the experts from Russian and Tajikistan had a field trip to the snow leopard habitat to monitor Marko Polo sheep. The number of Marko Polo sheep according the results was 26-27 thousands sheep.
possess quite big population of the snow leopard. The country is an official
member of International team of snow leopard experts along with other 11
countries: Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India,
Nepal, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan.