Snow leopard conservation

Project name:

Biosphere Expeditions (13)

Project purpose:

Snow leopard conservation

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

Terrestrial

Kyrgyzstan

Asia

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1400

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • publishes peer-reviewed science

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Private dome tent/yurt

Requirements:

Ability to walk about 5-15km per day in high mountain terrain and up to 3800m altitude. 

Those of lower fitness level can monitor wildlife near-base camp or do vehicle-based work. 

*Altitude sickness should is not usually a problem at altitudes below 3500m

Facilities:

More information needed!

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

This snow leopard conservation project will take you to the remote, spectacular and beautiful Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan to survey snow leopards, as well as their prey animals such as the argali mountain sheep, the Central Asian ibex, marmots and others. You will be working as part of a small international team from a mobile tented base camp set at various locations and altitudes of around 2000 m (where altitude sickness is not an issue). You will be covering ground in the expedition vehicles and on foot, looking for tracks, kills, scats and the animals themselves, and setting camera traps. True expedition-style base camp conditions, testing but satisfying mountain surveying, off-road driving and the breathtaking high mountains make this a challenging, but very rewarding expedition.

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