There the wild cats feed on small mammals and birds, but insects can also be on their menu.
However, the animals are struggling with habitat loss. They are also prey to other predators and are hunted by humans.
The project team is in the process of gaining an overview of the current population.
PICA (Pallas’s Cat International Conservation Alliance) conducts field research around the Manule - which are also called Pallas cats. The shy animals are observed with the help of wildlife cameras.
The project team visits the surrounding villages and explains the life of the Manule and the threat to animals from humans.