Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society
Caption: A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Snow Leopard Trust reveals that some of Central Asia's most spectacular and least-known large mammals, including the chiru (pictured here) are being adversely affected by a sharp increase in goat herds for the cashmere trade.
Credit: Joel Berger/WCS
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