Sergei Spitsyn and his team returned from a field expedition with new snow leopard evidence, incredible photos, and the successful removal of poachers’ snares.
Explore Altai’s beautiful and diverse landscapes and people. View some of our hands-on projects and travel with Altaian partners around the world.
Jennifer’s photo journal of her October trip to Altai provided some excellent insight into the culture.
Here are some images of Altai’s many different raptor species and a few other special appearances.
A sampling of images taken during our 2013 Wild Altai Expedition
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.
These are the first images of wild snow leopards in the central southern Argut region of Altai Republic. In an area that was previously home to dozens of cats, just a handful of snow leopards remaining due to intense snare-poaching.