First documentation of snow leopard on Khan Khuhii Range
To define occurrence and distribution of snow leopard and its prey species in Khan Khuhii NP and its buffer zone, a total of 34 motion sensitive automatic cameras were installed in designated points in July, 2020. With captures of the species images in the automatic cameras, the endangered snow leopard distribution on the mountain range has been first documented. In addition to the snow leopard, the threatened species such as Siberian ibex, red deer, wild boar, and lynx images have been captured by the automatic cameras. The monitoring is being carried out jointly by WWF-Mongolia and Khan Khuhii Range State Protected Area Administration.
Khan Khuhii Range, one of the major mountain ranges in the country, is stretched within territories of eight soums (sub-provinces) of in Uvs aimag territory. It is abundant by forest and water bodies including streams.