November 2006- Snow Leopard Trust scientists are currently conducting a radio collaring study of Snow Leopards in the Chitral Gol National Park area in Pakistan. Five radio collars will be placed on snow leopards over the next couple months, enabling their exact positions and patterns of movement to be monitored. This project is being carried out by Dr. Tom McCarthy, Executive Director of the Snow Leopard Network, Dr. Javed Khan, SLN member, and Dr. Jaffar, who is also a member of the SLN. This project is taking place in cooperation with several other conservation organizations including WWF Pakistan and
This study is instrument in answering lingering questions about snow leopards’ habits and identifying new methods of easing the financial burden on local people whose livestock are at risk from snow leopard predation.
For more information, see the WWF Pakistan web site at http://www.wwfpak.org/16-11-06snowleopard_radio.php