Scientists have found permanent habitat of wild cat — Pallas in the biosphere reserve "Sayano-Shushenskaya" in the Krasnoyarsk region and intend to find out the migration routes of the form, according to Reserve on Wednesday.
"Right now, the reserve staff are monitoring the specific individuals in their usual habitat. Exemplified by these pictures taken recently in the reserve by camera traps at different times," — said in a statement.
Pallas habitat in the reserve and its buffer zone, are mostly rocky slopes leading down to the Yenisei, with little snow.
At the moment, scientists Sayano-Shushenskaya reserve study Pallas in the program of the Russian Geographical Society "Wild Cats of Southern Siberia" for the development of special measures to protect the animal. Scientists are considering to put on Pallas' collars to determine their area of habitat and migration routes.
Manul — a rare predator of the steppes of Eurasia and polustepey, included in international and Russian Red Book. According to scientists, the size of the animal is reduced because of poachers and habitat loss.
In Russia, is the northernmost habitat of the animal, manul is found mainly in the mountain-steppe and desert-steppe landscapes of the south-east of the Altai Republic, the Republic of Tuva, Buryatia, and in the south-eastern part of the Trans-Baikal region. Manul was first registered in the State Nature Biosphere Reserve "Sayano-Shushenskaya" in August 2010. Before that no documentary evidence of its habitat in the Krasnoyarsk region existed.