Friday, January 17, 2014
Saving the “Mountain Ghosts” in Mongolia
Mongolia is home to the second largest population of snow leopards in the world. The snow leopard is classified as an endangered species.
The snow leopard range countries endorsed a new global initiative to save the species and conserve the high-mountain ecosystems it relies on.
Mongolia is committed to contributing to the global initiative as it has worked on snow leopard conservation for two decades.
Elusive and enigmatic, the endangered snow leopard inhabits some of the world’s most rugged and remote terrains, like those in Mongolia, where about 1,000 live across the fragmented mountains of the Gobi Desert and Altai regions.
See full Press Release: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/01/10/saving-mountain-ghosts-in-mongolia