因其处于高原生态食物链的顶端,雪豹亦被人们称为“高海拔生态系统健康与否的气压计”而由于非法捕猎等多种人为因素,雪豹的数量正急剧减少。
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藏传佛教寺庙在雪豹保护中的作用

项目负责人:李娟,王大军,尹杭,扎西多杰,加贡扎拉,乔治·夏勒,查如·米什拉,托马斯·麦卡锡,王昊,吴岚,肖凌云,巴桑拉毛,张于光,周芸芸,吕植

Role of Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in Snow Leopard Conservation


JUAN LI, DAJUN WANG, HANG YIN, DUOJIE ZHAXI, ZHALA JIAGONG, GEORGE B. SCHALLER, CHARUDUTT MISHRA, THOMAS M. MCCARTHY, HAO WANG, LAN WU, LINGYUN XIAO, LAMAO BASANG, YUGUANG ZHANG, YUNYUN ZHOU and ZHI LU

Abstract

The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) inhabits the rugged mountains in 12 countries of Central Asia, including the Tibetan Plateau. Due to poaching, decreased abundance of prey, and habitat degradation, it was listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 1972. Current conservation strategies, including nature reserves and incentive programs, have limited capacities to protect snow leopards. We investigated the role of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in snow leopard