Nomads II

SNOW LEOPARD PROJECT. NOMADS II

Integrated within the Nomads project, Snow Leopard Project portrays the current situation of the snow leopard through the study of the species and the nomadic population and human activity that takes place in the territory.

In an international expedition composed of a nomadic rider, a scientific team, a film crew and a Mongolian logistics expert, we will enter the Gurvan Saikhan mountains, an extension of Altai, to study the habitat of the snow leopard.

The final objective is the redaction of a proposal for the conservation of the leopard and human activity that develops in its environment and coexists with it.

The project will be carried out in the winter of 2019, under extreme temperature conditions and will be integrated by two engineering projects, one for conservation and one for the environment and economic sustainability.

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OBJECTIVES

1. Documentation, through photography and video, of the entire process, from its inception to the completion of the project with the delivery of the proposal.
2. Solution of the problems derived from the low temperatures on the material and the people who will travel to Mongolia.
3. Transmission of all information and documentation considered of interest, publicly and freely, through the digital platform that we will create for this purpose.
4. Preparation of a documentary film, with all the audiovisual material obtained, and preparation of different formats applied to the different media in which the project will be presented.
5. Development of a social and economic profile of the Mongolian population.
6. Detection of the problems derived from the rapid development due to the exploitation of the raw material.
7. Compilation of all available information, threats, dangers and possibilities, through meetings and interviews with the different institutions that may have interests on the conservation, economy or exploitation of the territory in which the species lives.
8. In situ study of the environment in which the leopard lives, as well as of all animal or plant species involved in its trophic chain.
9. Elaboration of a sustainable and economically viable proposal for the protection and conservation of the snow leopard, as well as of all those organisms and elements involved in its environment.
10. Publication of the findings studied during our expedition and conclusions obtained.

PROJECT PROGRAM
JANUARY / MARCH 2019

Days 1/3 (15-18/01/19): Flight Madrid – UlaanBaatar (Team 2).
Days 4/5 Transfer to the Erka´s ger. Preparation for the expedition (Team 2).
Days 6/9 UlaanBaatar. Logistical preparation for the trip, contact with the responsible for transport, institutional interviews and reception of Team 1.
Days 10/12 Stay at Erka´s ger. (Meeting Teams 1 and 2). Preparation of the expedition.
Days 13/23 Transfer to the starting point. Interviews with nomads and people high lighted by their knowledge or symbolism in populated localities.
Days 24/25 Acquisition of horses and preparation for them on thin self-sufficiency. Division of the expedition into two groups.
Days 25/55 Team 2: Route for the location of the leopard. Expedition in self-sufficiency. Photography and filming of the snow leopard in its natural environment.
Team 1: Route in 4×4 through the surrounding territory. Study of the leopard habitat and filming.
Day 56 Meeting of the members of the expedition at the meeting point. Sharing of the findings obtained.
Days 57/62 Return trip. Conversations about the content and conclusions of the expedition.
Days 63/64 Farewell of the members of the expedition, Erka and his family. Return Team 1 to UB and flight to Spain.
Days 65/68 Transfer to UB. Meetings with public institutions and foundations responsible for the protection of biodiversity. Exhibition of results.
Days 69/71 (24-26/03/19): Return trip to Spain.