On the high trail: examining determinants of site use by the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia in Qilianshan, China

@article{Alexander2015OnTH,
  title={On the high trail: examining determinants of site use by the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia in Qilianshan, China},
  author={Justine Shanti Alexander and Kun Shi and Lucy A. Tallents and Philip Riordan},
  journal={Oryx},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={231 - 238}
}
Abstract There is a need for simple and robust techniques for assessment and monitoring of populations of the Endangered snow leopard Panthera uncia to inform the development of action plans for snow leopard conservation. We explored the use of occupancy modelling to evaluate the influence of environmental and anthropogenic features on snow leopard site-use patterns. We conducted a camera trap survey across 480 km2 in Gansu Province, China, and used data from 60 camera traps to estimate… 

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