Research results group 4, Altai 2012

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From our snow leopard conservation expedition to the high mountains of the Altai Republic in Central Asia (www.biosphere-expeditions.org/altai). Expedition blogs at http://biosphereexpeditions.wordpress.com/, http://www.facebook.com/biosphere.expeditions1, https://plus.google.com/103347005009999707934/posts.

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Research results group 4, Altai 2012

  1. 1. Slot 430th July– 11th August 2012
  2. 2. 1st Aug 2012trainingPREY:spotted 3 adult IBEX on slope behind camp
  3. 3. 02nd Aug 2012 • went to check CT 2, • found SCRAPE & SCAT at 2964m • split groupfound a dead mouse under boulder rock, Pallas cat ??
  4. 4. found 1 more SCRAPE up the ridge• checked CT 2• set up CT 8
  5. 5. picture on CT 2: Pallas cat
  6. 6. 03rd Aug 2012 RAIN!!! data entry and petroglyphsPREY:Mark spotted 6 more IBEX on slope behind camp ( 3 adults, females with 3 young )
  7. 7. 04th Aug 2012museum and lunch & shopping atKosh Agash
  8. 8. 05th Aug 2012split into 2 groups• river group: prey survey• ridge group: checking CT 5 & CT 6
  9. 9. pictures on CT 5
  10. 10. 06th Aug 2012set up advanced camp
  11. 11. 3 groups: 7th Aug 2012lake group: Elena, Cornelia, Kathy, Irmtraut, (Mark)valley group: Sharon, Svetlana, David, Marie, Louise, Jenny, Adamridge group: Colton, Connor, Rhys, (Mark), Oleg
  12. 12. day of the preylake group: 10 Argali (seen from 2nd lake on the ridge towards north west )valley group: 2 Ibex (female+ young running down the east slope) 22 Ibex (towards the north ridge) 9 Argali (east ridge) 6 Argali (on the summit) 9 Argali (5 adults, 4 young in the valley next to us)ridge group: 4 Argali (adults, 1 male, 3 females) 50+ Argali (running up across north slope)
  13. 13. Photo Louise Photo RhysPhoto Louise
  14. 14. ridge group found a scrape with scat ! set up CT 9 & 10
  15. 15. AchievementsCAMERA TRAPSset up: CT 8, CT 9 , CT 10picked up: CT 1checked: CT 2, CT 4, CT 5, CT 6, CT 7SL SIGNS:scrapes1- 2 scrapes at (next door) Valley ridge1 scrape at Talduiar Massifscat1 scat at next door valley ridge1 scat at Talduiar Massif
  16. 16. PREY IBEX ARGALIDate adults young total adults young total01/08/2012 3 302/08/201203/08/2012 3 3 604/08/201205/08/201206/08/201207/08/2012 11 11 22 4 4 50+ 5 4 9 7 3 10 ? ? 6 ? ? 908/08/201209/08/2012 31 approx 90 Ibex: spotted 31 animals Argali: spotted approx. 90 animals
  17. 17. 9th Aug 2012 • Interviews • pick up CT 1 open for Date Sex Age lifestock comments tourists they do not think that 3 male, goats, horses, predators are a problem08/08/2012 18 - 25 yes 1 female cattle for their lifestock. They do not dislike visitors. he has seen a SL in 2008, he also has a gun yes if they not to protect the herd from sheep, goats, leave too09/08/2012 male approx. 50 predators ( shot 4 cattle much waste in wolves last year) as the country predators took 2- 5 cows last year his opinion about SL is indifferent. He has no sheep, goats,09/08/2012 male approx. 50 permission to carry a ? cattle gun, so he has dogs to protect/ alert the herds she saw lynx, pallas cat and she mentioned that09/08/2012 female 25 raking hay ? 10 yrs ago there have been lots of SL here
  18. 18. THANK YOU !!!

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