Normal weather returns to Leopard Land National Park

Normal weather returns to Leopard Land National Park

22 August 2013

The weather in Primorye has stabilised, allowing researchers at Leopard Land National Park to finally begin their field work, which had been interrupted by heavy rain in July.


Due to the rain, the central office of the national park, located on the territory of the Kedrovaya Pyad reserve, had been cut off from other locations.


“The water level in the rivers has gone down so it is possible to cross them now. Forest roads have also dried, but some large and deep puddles remain. And this impedes our ability to travel around the park,” said Dina Matyukhina, a researcher at the park. “Despite this, Leopard Land researchers were able to install trail cameras using off-road vehicles on the territory bordering China. Over the course of ten days we set up 18 pairs of trail cameras in a remote area of Leopard Land National Park that is difficult to reach.”


Leopard Land researchers regularly set trail cameras around the park. As early as September the entire territory bordering China will be covered by a network of trail cameras which will make it possible to monitor the population of Far Eastern leopards in the trans-border territory.