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Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 172515422

Clarifying conservation status of Pallas's cat in Kyrgyzstan

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 172515422) - Pallas's cat - Awarded $6,830 on June 07, 2017

1. Update knowledge of species’ distribution:

- Analyze data from existing camera trap studies (almost all these studies are devoted to Snow leopard and conducted in the highest parts of Tyan-Shan);

- Interview specialists of protected areas and other organizations using specially developed questionnaire;

- Interview local people at the cattle-breeding camps and in villages (interviews will be made mostly in the Osh, Jalal-Abad and Naryn provinces where the possible boundary of global species range situated);

- Conduct camera trapping in the western part of the country basing on interview and literature data;

2. Create national database on Pallas’s cat records and base for species monitoring

- Organize the keeping of data on national level by the participation of local partner

- Provide regular update of the online database “Small Wild Cats of Eurasia” http://wildcats.wildlifemonitoring.ru

3. Raising awareness

- Notify state authorities about Pallas's cat by sending reports and information on project

- Publish information on target species and necessity of its conservation as well as about the project in local newspapers etc.

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