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New snow leopard habitat discovered in Chikhacheva Ridge

02 november 2016
The rare predator has never been spotted in this area before but this Autumn during the antipoaching raid and monitoring WWF experts spotted the tracks of six animals: two females and three cubs born this year.

The rare predator has never been spotted in this area before but this Autumn during the antipoaching raid and monitoring WWF experts spotted the tracks of six animals: two females and three cubs born this year. The whole Chikhacheva Ridge is a home for totally 11 snow leopards, the scientists claim including these new six animals. The area is not protected there is no protected area here and the population faces poaching threats.

 

 

New tracks of snow leopard.
© WWF Russia / S. Spitsyn
Tracks of snow leopards found in Altai.
© WWF Russia / S. Spitsyn
For additional information please contact
Altai-Sayan ecoregional press-officer
Head of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregional Office