Living Alongside Snow Leopards in Mongolia
Early last year, in the January 2021 News post “Studying People-Predator Interactions & Testing Foxlights in Mongolia,” we described a series of ongoing studies begun in 2017 that Conservancy partner, Claudio Augugliaro, had undertaken to assess conflict between herders and predators such as snow leopards and wolves in the Bayan-Ölgii Province of Mongolia.
As part of the 2020/2021 portion of the project, Augugliaro and his team, together with the local herders, installed Foxlights solar-powered nighttime flashing lights throughout the region in order to determine their effectiveness as a predator deterrent.
Eurasian Wolverine (Gulo gulo gulo)
Mongolian Wolf (Canis lupus chanco)