SLN Webinar; special guest Dr. Gantulga Bayandonoi

We invite you to our second SLN webinar of this series. We are pleased to welcome our guest Dr. Gantulga Bayandonoi who will share with us recent updates on a country level distribution survey of snow leopards in Mongolia.

Please register through the link below and help us spread the word and share the news with your colleagues and those who would be interested in attending.


Snow Leopard Webinar

An online webinar series from snow leopard experts across the world. Our guest snow leopard experts will share with you the latest developments in both science and conservation policy and practice across the snow leopard range. A brief, inspiring talk will be followed by a discussion period where we can explore ideas in further depth drawing on our experts experience and knowledge.

Date/Time: 30 June 2020 Tuesday (Please log into the meeting 5 min early to set up) 18:00 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia time

Structure: 60 min webinar- 30 min Guest speaker presentation/30 min discussion. During the talk feel free to write questions in the chat section that we can take forward during the discussion section.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gantulga Bayandonoi, WWF Mongolia; Guest Discussant: Purejav Lkhagvajav, Snow Leopard Conservation Foundation Mongolia

Title: A joint effort to map the snow leopard across Mongolia

Webinar talk: The Snow Leopard Network is inviting guests from across the snow leopard range as part of a webinar series to offer insights and share the latest developments in snow leopard conservation and science. We are excited to introduce our second guest, Dr. Gantulga Bayandonoi, who will focus his talk on a collaborative effort to map the snow leopard’s distribution across Mongolia. Mongolia is believed to be home to the second largest population of snow leopards in the world.  WWF-Mongolia and SLCF-Mongolia, along with partner organizations, came together to take forward the first national assessment of snow leopard distribution that accounts for imperfect detection. The results will be used to guide conservation activities across the country.

More about our guest: Dr. Gantulga Bayandonoi is a biologist working on safeguarding Mongolia’s threatened species and has worked with WWF Mongolia since 2017. He is WWF Mongolia’s coordinator for the nationwide snow leopard population assessment. Together with his team and partners, this effort has led to surveying over 19,000 kms in transects across snow leopard habitat; a distance that is equivalent to almost half the earth’s circumference!

Location: ZOOM, to join this talk, REGISTER HERE

Please note:

    • If you have never used Zoom before, we recommend that you try the link 10 minutes before the start of the lecture.
    • Also note that as of May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings and this may take time to download.
    • During the talk, please keep your microphone muted.
    • Please feel free to write questions in the comment area and there will be time for questions/discussion at the end of the talk.
    • The Zoom event is limited to 100 participants. Please register for the event and also sign in early to ensure your place.