RESEARCH PROJECTS

ASSESSING PALLAS'S CAT DENSITY USING CAMERA TRAP DATA IN THE EASTERN MONGOLIAN STEPPE

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This project is supported by the Small Cat Action Fund from Phanthera. We collected camera trap data in the Khalzan soum area of Sukhbaatar aimag in November of 2021.

The project aims to quantify the distribution, abundance, and habitat requirements of Pallas’s cat in steppe environment in Eastern Mongolia.

ENDANGERED MONGOLIAN MARMOT REINTRODUCTION SUCCESS

This project is supported by the Steppe Wildlife in 2019; fund from campaign among local people in 2021 and Shared Earth Foundation in 2022. We collected camera trap data from reintroduced marmot in the Khalzan soum area of Sukhbaatar aimag from March to November, 2019-2022.

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PALLAS'S CAT MOVEMENT

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This project is supported by the Mohamed bin Zayed Conservation Fund. We are collecting movement data from 2 female and 2 male GPS collared Pallas's cat in the Khalzan soum region of Sukhbaatar Province from April to December of 2021.

STEPPE EAGLE BREEDING SURVEY

The Steppe Eagle Breeding Survey, supported by The Oriental Bird Club in 2018, Nagoa Environmental Fund in 2019 and Steppe Wildlife 2020, 2021. We found over 100 breeding nests in the Khalzan Soum region of Sukhbaatar Aimag during the 4 year of research.

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PREY SPECIES ABUNDANCE

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We started The Small Mammal Survey in June 2018. In 2017 and 2018, Brandt's vole population peak occurred in the region. In 2020 and 2021, the Brandt's vole population dropped lowest, in same time we recorded increasing population of Mongolian gerbil, hamsters and Daurian ground-squirrel.

PALLAS'S CAT OCCUPANCY SURVEY

This project is supported by the Rufford Conservation Grant. We collected field data in the Khalzan soum area of Sukhbaatar aimag in May, July, August, September, December 2018 and February 2019.

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