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Snow leopard skin seized by police in Dehradun

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Thanks to SLN member Belinda Wright for this information: “A snow leopard skin was seized by police in Dehradun on Wednesday morning, 5 December 2012. The Special Task Force of the Uttarahand Police arrested two people.” Zeenews.india.com elaborates: Poacher arrested with snow leopard’s skin “Dehradun: A suspected poacher was arrested on Wednesday by the special […]

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Rare snow leopards photgraphed by World Wildlife Fund

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(AP) SRINAGAR, India – A pair of rare, reclusive snow leopards have been photographed wandering a remote, mountain region once ravaged by conflict between India and Pakistan. Infrared camera traps set up months ago by World Wildlife Fund-India filmed the adult snow leopards in Kargil district just a few miles from the heavily militarized Line […]

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WWF Pakistan Nature Carnival Declares Winner

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LAHORE: The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF) on Monday announced winners of the nature carnival that was held on Sunday. Students of Roots School System (RSS), Model Town were declared winners of the WWF Nature Carnival 2012 for the second year in a row. Rootsians displayed a ground-breaking and inventive project on the theme […]

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Crime chiefs agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade

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By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17041183 Crime chiefs from countries with populations of wild tigers have agreed to work together in order to combat the illegal trade in the big cats. Heads of police and customs from 13 nations agreed to tighten controls and improve cross-border co-operation at a two-day meeting in Bangkok. […]

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Power project in Uttarakhand hits green tribunal hurdle

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Flowers will continue to bloom in the world heritage site Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand as the National Green Tribunal has stayed work on a controversial power project in buffer zone of the Valley that was approved by the environment ministry. The tribunal this week stayed the approval given by the ministry to GMR Energy […]

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Elusive snow leopards seen thriving in Bhutan park

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(Reuters) – The elusive, endangered snow leopard is apparently thriving in a park in Bhutan, as seen in camera trap images released on Tuesday by the government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund. Over 10,000 pictures of the snow leopards were captured last October and November by four cameras placed in Wangchuck Centennial Park as […]

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Snow leopard reemerges in Chitral forests

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http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/27/snow-leopard-reemerges-in-chitral-forests.html CHITRAL, Jan 26: Snow leopard was spotted in the forests near Bakamak and Shali villages in Chitral district on Wednesday and Thursday after long disappearance. An official of the local wildlife department told Dawn on Thursday that the big cat appeared near Bakamak and Shali areas but heavy snowfall forced it into moving to […]

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WWF-Pak, IMC hold travelling nature carnival

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http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\01\23\story_23-1-2012_pg7_10 KARACHI: As many as 2,500 people from various spheres of life, including schools, colleges and universities students, participated in annual Travelling Nature Carnival held here at PAF Museum Sunday, organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Pakistan in collaboration with Indus Motor Company (IMC). The carnival was aimed at motivating and involving youth and […]

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Scientists snap rare photos of snow leopards in Tajikistan

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Congratulations to all the SLN members involved in this project! Telegraph.co.uk – A British-lead team of scientists has snapped rare intimate photographs of the elusive snow leopard on a remote mountain on the Tajik-Afghan border. The photographs of the five snow leopards over a two month period in former Soviet Tajikistan suggest that the scientists […]

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Snow leopards return to Kargil areas

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Jammu, November 28 – Tribune India With peace in the Kargil sector, snow leopards are again seen in the area. Due to the Kargil War in 1999, most of the wildlife species, including snow leopards, had abandoned their habitats in Kargil. However, with the improvement in the situation, a big cat with two cubs had […]

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