February 11, 2014

WCS Snow Leopard Project

The magnificent snow leopards in the photos below were trapped using special foot snares that have been modified to decrease the possibility of injury to the animal. The leopards are anesthetized before being handled and fitted with a special collar which track their movements via satellite for a pe...

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June 21, 2011

WCS Completes Tourist Trail to Nowshak Base Camp

Nowshak (Noshaq or Nowshakh) – At 7,492 meters (24,580 feet) high, Nowshak is the highest mountain in Afghanistan and the second highest independent peak of the Hindu Kush (after Tirich Mir in Pakistan which reaches heights of 7,690m or 25,230 feet). Nowshak is located in the northea...

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