Ghost of the Gobi

In late summer 2019, a group of dedicated researchers traveled to Mongolia to test drone (UAV) technology in the assessment of abundance of snow leopard prey species. The team included Rodney Jackson of the Snow Leopard Conservancy; Don Hunter, Rocky Mountain Cat Conservancy; Bariushaa Munkhtsog, Mongolian Academy of Sciences; Bayaraa Munkhtsog, a PhD student at Beijing University; and videographer Ben Hunter of the Isaacson School for New Media, Colorado Mountain College.

More information about the study can be found in a Conservancy News post from September 25, 2019. 

Snow leopard photography courtesy of Tashi R. Ghale.