Follow the latest news from the Valley of the Cats. Photos from camera traps, events and the local families will appear here.
28 September 2018
26 September 2018
It’s been a busy month in the Valley with several groups visiting both from China and overseas. SNOW LEOPARDS have been seen at three different sites and there have been some great numbers (20+) of WOLF reported, as well as a sighting of LYNX on 24 September 2018 (James Eaton, Rob Hutchinson, Dan Brown and Rachael Ivesen-Brown). Video below by Professor Per Alström.
21-24 July 2018
NatureWatch2018 took place in the Valley of the Cats, organised by the local government and ShanShui Conservation Center. Twenty teams from across China and overseas competed to photograph as many mammals, birds and plants as possible over the four days. In total, 13 species of mammal, 73 species of bird, 315 species of plant and 4 species of reptile were recorded. Eight teams were fortunate to encounter SNOW LEOPARD and the image below by Hui Lang, not surprisingly, won the prize for best photo!
3 July 2018
Preparations are underway for the 2018 Wildlife Watching Festival taking place in the Valley of the Cats from 14-18 July 2018. Not surprisingly, the event is fully subscribed with a long waiting list! More news soon…
1 July 2018
The month-long harvest of the valuable caterpillar fungus has come to an end. It’s been a good year and it appears to have been a good harvest. The local people are happy!
10 May 2018
A local horse looking her best takes a selfie with a camera trap in the Valley of the Cats!
5 May 2018
Local yak herder, Bading, captured this photo of a LEOPARD in the Valley of the Cats
3 May 2018
A TIBETAN WOLF nonchalantly passed the ShanShui Research Centre in the Valley of the Cats. Caught on camera by the researchers.
1 May 2018
Local schoolchildren in the Valley of the Cats (Namsei/Angsai) learned about recycling and later collected trash in exchange for pencils and notebooks.
7 April 2018
The local horse festival is a major annual event where the local people can showcase their horses and their riding skills.
12 March 2018
The latest batch of photos from camera traps run by the local yak herders.
Also, two fantastic photos of LEOPARD.