Cam­era traps re­veal snow leop­ards in Sikkim

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WWF-IN­DIA re­cently re­leased pho­tos of the highly elu­sive snow leop­ard cap­tured by cam­era traps set up in four lo­ca­tions in north Sikkim. It was part of the con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion's pi­lot ef­fort to un­der­stand the pres­ence of snow leop­ards in the re­gion fol­low­ing ac­counts by lo­cal yak herders, called dok­pas. The cam­eras have also cap­tured other moun­tain wildlife such as the rare Pal­las's cat, blue sheep, Ti­betan ar­gali and freerang­ing dogs. Through the ex­er­cise, WWFIn­dia aims at de­vel­op­ing con­ser­va­tion plans, such as re­lo­cat­ing snow leop­ards to higher al­ti­tudes that will help re­duce the im­pact of cli­mate change on the highly vul­ner­a­ble species.

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COUR­TESY: WWF-IN­DIA

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