Issue of the Week: Conservation Planning Methods

To sustain wildlife populations and their habitats, biologists implement a management or conservation plan. These can be written for small areas or an entire state, but they describe a schedule for implementation of practices and activities needed to maintain habitats and species populations. Each plan normally consists of a list of conservation priorities by species …

Weekly Update: Tajikistan Sheep Project Publishes New Paper

In 2010, SCI Foundation partnered with the Tajikistan government to begin monitoring the Marco Polo argali (wild sheep) population in the Pamir Mountains. The second phase of the project involves using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to assess the habitat and food availability to argali.  Researchers are looking at the different types of vegetation and their …

Weekly Update: Argali Sheep Population Abundant in Tajikistan

In 2010, SCI Foundation partnered with the Tajikistan government to begin monitoring the Marco Polo argali (sheep) population in the Pamir Mountains.   Monitoring of argali over several years has provided population trend data that has been able to show that the Marco Polo argali population is stable in Tajikistan. The second phase of the project …

Tajikistan Marco Polo Sheep Project Report

Photo courtesy of Bryan Martin By: Raul Valdez Few big game animals have had as much fame among the hunting fraternity as has the Marco Polo sheep or argali.  In the history of wild sheep hunting, Marco Polo’s argali is unique for it was considered a mythical creature and one the greatest mysteries in the …