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Enjoy this sampling of images taken during our 2013 Wild Altai Expedition. (These images are all the property of The Altai Project and the authors. Please contact us for permission to use them.)
Learn about a live snow leopard sighting during the 2013 Wild Altai Expedition.
On May 30, RIA Novosti published a letter by Gazprom freezing plans to build the Altai gas pipeline in 2014 and 2015. On the same day, the Altai Republic Prosecutor’s Office overturned a June 2012 decree to protect and develop the status of sacred sites in the region.
Last heard about on this website in March 2011, Mongol is in the news once again. He was captured in March 2013 in Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve to receive a new satellite-tracking collar and to undergo a veterinary exam and have samples collected.
Our partner and snow leopard expert Sergei Spitsyn recently provided us with the first ever video footage of a snow leopard on Chikhachev Ridge in southeastern Altai Republic. Video footage of snow leopards is important not only to provide clear evidence of which snow leopards are visiting and how they behave, but it also allows […]
Make a tax-deductible gift to keep poachers out of snow leopard habitat. We urgently need your support for patrols this winter.
Here are a few pictures from the beautiful expedition The Altai Project participated in along with SUNY-ESF, Altaisky Nature Reserve, and WWF-Altai-Sayan. We hiked down the stunning but isolated middle Argut River to visit cabins frequented by local herders, hunters, and poachers and to investigate the area’s potential for hiking tourism.
Newly-formed Ak-Cholushpa Nature Park on the southern shores of Lake Teletskoye has received a start-up grant from the UNDP’s Altai Sayan climate change program.
“Land of the Snow Leopard” describes a tourist travel route with waypoints in the Argut River valley and along the Sailyugem Ridge in Altai Republic, Mongun-Taiga Mountain and Tsagan-Shibetu Ridge in Tyva Republic, and snow leopard and argali habitat in Mongolian Altai. There are opportunities for wildlife viewing, diverse recreation, car camping, and cultural activities […]