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Author (up) Ale, S., Thapa, K., Jackson, R., Smith, J.L.D.
Title The fate of snow leopards in and around Mt. Everest Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Cat News Abbreviated Journal
Volume 53 Issue Autumn Pages 19-21
Keywords Mt. Everest, Everest, Rolwaling, snow leopard, re-colonize, Nepal
Abstract Since the early 2000s snow leopards Panthera uncia have re-colonized the southern slopes of Mt. Everest after several decades of extirpation. Are they now beginning to disperse to the adjoining valleys that may serve as habitat corridors linking the Everest region to other protected areas in Nepal? We conducted a cursory survey in autumn 2009 in Rolwaling lying west of Mt. Everest and detected snow leopard presence. We conclude that in these remote valleys snow leopards must rely upon livestock given the low abundance of natural prey, Himalayan tahr. Livestock-rearing is unfortunately declining in the region. Rolwaling requires immediate conservation attention for the continued survival of the endangered snow leopard and other high altitude flora and fauna.
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