Wildcat Lecture #1
Wild Cat Lecture #1
Tracking the Elusive Snow Leopards of China
Will I ever see a snow leopard? Where do they live? What do they eat? What challenges do they face? How can I make a difference?
If you are curious about snow leopards, join us to find out more from Dr Lingyun Xiao, snow leopard researcher at the Life Science Centre of Peking University, and scientific consultant to the Shan Shui Conservation Centre which runs a snow leopard eco-tourism project in China.
Come learn about threats snow leopards face from loss of habitat due to climate change to hunting and other conflicts with people, and how we can make a difference.
Date: 12 May 2019
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Singapore Sustainability Academy
#06-10 City Square Mall (Sky Park)
180 Kitchener Road
Light vegetarian refreshments will be served after the talk.
About Dr Lingyun Xiao
Dr Lingyun Xiao is currently a postdoc at Peking University. She has been studying snow leopards and other wildlife in Sanjiangyuan, in the eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, since 2011. Her research includes study into the ecological function of snow leopards, the relationship between predator and prey, and the relationship of top-predators and meso-predators around snow leopards. Together with colleagues from the Shanshui Conservation Center, Lingyun initiated community-based monitoring of snow leopards and their prey in Sanjiangyuan, a commendable citizen action effort. Lingyun published the first report of snow leopard status in China in 2018 with the joint effort of all snow leopard conservation organizations (the Snow Leopard Network, China) in China.
*Cover photo by Frédéric Larrey