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Altai snow leopard expedition III/2012

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Summary of group 3 of Altai snow leopard expedition July 2012 | www.biosphere-expeditions.org/altai

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Altai snow leopard expedition III/2012

  1. 1. Slot 316th – 28th July 2012
  2. 2. Day 1 :• found scrapes at Sailugem valley ridge and set up CT 5 & CT 6• picked up CT 3
  3. 3. Day 1 :set up CT 5 & CT 6 picked up CT 3
  4. 4. pictures from CT 3
  5. 5. Day 2 (Sat 21.07.2012)checked CT 2 :Pallas CatAltaian Snowcock
  6. 6. Day 3 / 4 (Sun- Mon 22.07- 23.07.2012)lake survey
  7. 7. 22.07.2012Prey :1 Ibex single animal (female?) walking across the ridge16 Ibex east of the lake ( at least 5 young, 3 males )
  8. 8. 23.07.2012 Happy birthday Samara!!!• checked CT 4• set up CT 7
  9. 9. Day 5 (Tuesday 24.07.2012)Visit Kampi & Interviews • female mid 40th • livestock farmer • indifferent feelings towards snow leopards • she equated SL with the high mountains and she lives too low for them to affect her • she hasn’t seen SL
  10. 10. Wednesday 25.07.2012checking CT 1
  11. 11. Achievements PREY:CAMERA TRAPS IBEXset up: CT 5, CT 6 , CT 7 • 1 single male • 1 single femalepicked up: CT 3 • herd of 16 • 2 males ?checked: CT 1, CT 2, CT 3, CT 4 • 1 Rock Argali SL SIGNS:5- 8 scrapes at Sailugem Valley ridge1- 2 scrapes at Talduir Massif ridge
  12. 12. BIRDS• Black- eared Kite ( various) • Isabelline Wheatear• Lammergeier • Willow Tit• • Sand Martin Imperial Eagle • Hume’s Warbler• Saker Falcon • Greenish Warbler• Black billed Magpie • Horned Skylark• Red billed Chough • White Wagtail• Carrion Crow • Richard’s Pipit • Alpine Accentor• Rufous- tailed Rock Thrush • Merlin ( 3 young on steppe )• Guldenstadt’s Redstart • Brandt’s Mountain Finch• Common Stonechat• Nothern Wheatear thanks to Friedy and Mark
  13. 13. THANK YOU !!!

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