Spotted Survivor

Spotted Survivor Photo
Researchers estimate that just 100 snow leopards may remain in Afghanistan, and that as few as 3,000 survive across their entire range. WCS has been working to understand and conserve these apex predators for decades.This summer, WCS scientists collared two snow leopards for the first time in Afghanistan. With the help of Afghan veterinarians and an expert tracker from Nat Geo WILD, the researchers examined the cats and drew blood samples before releasing them into the wilds of the Hindu Kush Mountains. The tracking devices will allow the team to remotely follow the cats’ movements through this rugged terrain. You can witness this groundbreaking achievement by watching footage aired by CBS News.
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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