Chiru (IMAGE) 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 Usage Restrictions One-time usage only. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.