The Mongolia Carnivore Project began studying the carnivore community in Ikh Nart in 2003. The project is cooperatively administered by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) of Oxford University, Denver Zoo, and Mongolian Academy of Sciences.
Reseach focuses on understanding the fundamental behavior and ecology of carnivores in the reserve including Corsac and Red Fox, Badger, and Pallas's Cat. The project also collects information on larger carnivores that live in the reserve like Eurasian Lynx and Wolf, as well as small mammals like gerbils, jerboas, and hedgehogs.
One of the project's main goals is to improve the conservation status of carnivores in the area. The project works to reduce illegal hunting of carnivores that are poached for fur and body parts in the reserve.
For more information, please visit the project's website: www.mongoliacarnivores.org.