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- Ale, S. B., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Animal conservation 2009 v.12 no.6 pp. 559-570
- Moschus; Panthera uncia; autumn; biodiversity; birth rate; cats; cattle; deer; diet; ecosystems; extinction; national parks; predation; risk; single nucleotide polymorphism; summer
- ... Twenty‐five years ago, the snow leopard Uncia uncia, an endangered large cat, was eliminated from what is now Sagarmatha National Park (SNP). Heavy hunting pressure depleted that area of most medium–large mammals, before it became a park. After three decades of protection, the cessation of hunting and the recovery of wild ungulate populations, snow leopards have recently returned (four individuals ...