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Four male argali sheep stand on a hillside in Altai Republic, Russia

Altai Argali wild sheep

Description of the Altai Argali wild sheep species, its conservation value, threats, and protection efforts.

A snow leopard in Argut, Altai Republic (photo by S. Spitsyn)

Snow Leopard Conservation

The Snow leopard is considered endangered across its entire range in Central Asia, including in Russia. As of 2014, fewer than 100 snow leopards remain in Russia, mostly in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion.

Mergen Markov (photo by F. Koopmans)

Former Poacher Receives Disney Conservation Hero Award

The Altai Project is thrilled to announce that Altai’s newest snow leopard protector, Mergen Markov, a former poacher, has been honored with a Disney Conservation Hero Award from Disney Conservation Fund!