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Claudio Augugliaro

My main interest range from animal ecology to wildlife conservation. My PhD research is mainly focused on the snow leopard (Panthera uncia), status and conservation in North-Western Mongolia.
The species is listed as “Endangered” in the IUCN red list. This rare, elusive big cat, must fronts many different threats. The major threats seem to be the poaching, the conflict with local herders, the habitat degradation due to the global warming but also due to the increasing number of goats for cashmere production. The aim of my work is to understand how the various threats affect currently and in the future, the Mongolian distribution and abundancy of the snow leopard. The study is addressed to verify and assess the status of various subpopulations present in the NW Mongolia, their actual level of conservation and the threats they are facing within and outside protected areas and to develop a strategy to reach a viable snow leopard metapopulation in the Western region of Mongolia.

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PhD under the supervision of Prof. Philippe Christe, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Coordinator of the scientific activities at Green Initiative NGO (Mongolia)

Scientific and technical support at the European Regional Representative of CITES

Master degree in Management, Access and Conservation of Species in Trade, and in the international framework” at the International University of Andalusia (Spain)

Master degree in Ecology and Biogeography at the Faculty of Science, University of Palermo (Italy)

Bachelor degree in Natural Science at the Faculty of Science, University of   Palermo (Italy)

MARRONE F., ALONSO M., PIERI V., AUGUGLIARO C., and STOCH F. (accepted 2015), The crustacean fauna of Bayan Onjuul area (Tov Province, Mongolia). North-Western Journal of Zoology 11: art. 151302

SAJEVA M., AUGUGLIARO C., SMITH M. J. and ODDO E. (2013), Regulating Internet Trade in CITES Species. Conservation Biology, 27: 429–430. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12019



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