Snow Leopard Conservation in Russia / M.Y. Paltsyn, S.V. Spitsyn, A.N. Kuksin, S.V. Istomov. – Krasnoyarsk: WWF-Russia, 2012. – 100 pp.
This publication reviews potential actions for the long-term conservation of snow leopards and their habitat in Russia in conditions of anthropogenic influence and climate change in high elevation ecosystems. This edition is the result of many years of research conducted in the framework of WWF’s “Ensuring the long term protection of biodiversity in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion” (1998-2011) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) financed by the Global Environment Facility “Conservation of Biodiversity in the Russian portion Altai-Sayan Ecoregion” (2005-2010).
The publication contains materials needed to prepare a Russian Snow Leopard Conservation Strategy and was prepared for use by the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources to develop comprehensive priority conservation measures to protect this species. In addition, this publication is intended for protected area specialists and staff at federal and regional government agencies responsible for the conservation and monitoring of species listed in the Russian Federation Red Book.
Released at June 2012
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