Photos from the Tibetan Plateau

 

Camera trap photo of a snow leopard on the Tibetan plateau. Camera trap photo of a snow leopard on the Tibetan plateau. Camera trap photo of a female snow leopard with her cub, estimated to be 8 months old, on the Tibetan plateau. Camera trap photo of a snow leopard on the Tibetan plateau. The publication’s lead author, Li Juan (right) conducted her Ph.D. research at Peking University under Dr. Lu Zhi (left), supported by Panthera, Shan Shui and SLT.  Li Juan was the first woman to receive a Ph.D. for a study of snow leopard ecology. Nangqian County, Qinghai Province. The upper Yangtze curve beside a sacred mountain of Xiari Monastey. Author Li Juan (right) sets a remote camera trap to document snow leopard habitat use in the Sanjiangyuan region of the Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai, China. Panthera’s Vice President, Dr. George Schaller, assists in interviews of nomadic herders on the Tibetan Plateau to help understand their relationship to snow leopards and other wildlife. High ranking monks help impart a conservation ethic and encourage protection of snow leopards at a Buddhist festival. Dr. Tom McCarthy and Yin Hang (Shan Shui) discuss snow leopard monitoring methods using GPS and other technology with Buddhist monks. Monks review a Tibetan language Snow Leopard Monitoring field guide published by Shan Shui for project monastery partners. Buddhist Festival where nearly 50,000 participants pledged to save snow leopards for the rest of their lives. Yin Hang, Zhala Jiagong and author Li Juan join monks to worship at their sacred mountain and holy lakes near Xiari  Monastery in Qumalai County, Qinghai Province. A female snow leopard and 3 cubs share a small den. /Panthera A remote camera trap captures an image of this female snow leopard moving her cubs to a new den site. Night sky above Suojia Monastery, Tibetan Plateau, Qinghai, China. Tibetan monks attending a festival and reciting scripture in Nangqian. Valley photo in Suojia, Tibetan Plateau. Young Tibetan monks in Nangqian, Tibetan Plateau. Monks test camera traps set on the Tibetan Plateau to monitor snow leopard populations. Yin Hang, Zhala Jiagong, author Li Juan and Panthera VP, Dr. George Schaller, join monks to worship at their sacred mountain and holy lakes near Xiari Monastery in Qumalai County, Qinghai Province. Herder family in Suojia, Tibetan Plateau. Kiang near Suojia, Tibetan Plateau.

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