The final report of a ten-day Ustyurt expedition in November 2018, organized by ACBK along with the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan’s Forestry and Wildlife Committee, is available now. The aim of the expedition was to locate the Persian leopard, which has been recently captured using camera traps.
To provide permanent observation and to increase the probability of a new sighting, 18 camera traps were set up by the expedition team members, together with odour and fodder bait. The observations will last until end of January.
While the leopard could not be spotted yet, there were other interesting sightings: a caracal, as well as a Brandt’s hedgehog which would usually be hibernating at this time of year.
The expedition team has also found a young Urial female, probably torn apart by a leopard.