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Police Crack Down on Illegal Animal Trade in London

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Operation Charm, an effort to target the illegal trade in traditional Chinese medicines that contain ingredients derived from endangered species, is seeing results in London. Since its launch 10 years ago, it has seized more than 30,000 products that incorporate endangered animal parts. The Chinese population in London is supportive of this campaign and condemns […]

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Faisal Saleh Hayat Meets Leo the Snow Leopard

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August 1, 2007- Pakistan’s Federal Minister for the Environment Faisal Saleh Hayat, after spending much of last week in the US capital and taking care to stay away from the Pakistani press based here, has surfaced in the Bronx zoo, where, according to an official press release, he met Leo the snow leopard. While nothing […]

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Ecotourism Supports Ladakh Residents

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In the remote Ladakh region of India, the “Himalayan Homestays” program offers an alternate source of income to residents whose livestock is sometimes threatened by snow leopard predation. Himalayan Homestays give tourists the opportunity to experience firsthand the traditional lifestyle of the villagers in Ladakh, while the income they generate relieves the financial stress of […]

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China, India and Nepal work together to address illegal trans-boundary wildlife trade

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From the TRAFFIC Newsroom: 27 June 2006, Beijing, China…Illegal trade of wildlife species and products continues to flourish despite legislative deterrents and concerted efforts to address this trade that in terms of both size and profit are considered to be huge. To address growing concerns of illegal trans-boundary wildlife trade in Asia, TRAFFIC, WWF-UK and […]

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Insurgency benefits Kashmir wildlife

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Many species of Kashmiri animals have greatly benefited from the paramilitary activity that has been taking place in the region since the late 1980’s, with populations rising 20-60 per cent. There are two reasons for this increase in population. Firstly, local residents were required to turn in their arms when conflict broke out, leaving potential […]

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Unprecedented Loss of Mongolia’s Mammals

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The first official Red List of threatened species in Mongolia was presented at a Zoological Society of London lecture on Tuesday, 12 December. The list includes snow leopards as well bears, marmots, many wild ungulates, and even fish. Populations of Mongolia’s threatened species have been declining since the breakup of the Soviet Union due to […]

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Scientists Begin Radio Collaring Study

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November 2006- Snow Leopard Trust scientists are currently conducting a radio collaring study of Snow Leopards in the Chitral Gol National Park area in Pakistan.  Five radio collars will be placed on snow leopards over the next couple months, enabling their exact positions and patterns of movement to be monitored. This project is being carried […]

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SNOW LEOPARD HUNTED TO EDGE OF EXTINCTION

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This story was published in the Hanford Courant and called to our attention by Professor Richard Benfield:   October 2006- Afghanistan has already seen some of its cultural treasures, such as the Buddhas of Bamiyan, destroyed by the Taliban. And it has watched as ancient artifacts have been looted from the country since the U.S. […]

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Tibet Express Puts Snow Leopards on Fast Track to Extinction

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October 2006- The Tibet Express, the railway that connects China and Tibet, is fostering illegal commerce and promoting the extinction of endangered species through providing smugglers with faster and safer access to rich clients in Beijing who are interested in buying poached animal products. The railroad was constructed for the purpose of making the transport […]

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SCB Offers Free Access to Publications

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The Society for Conservation Biology is now offering access to publications for SCB members in developing countries to offset the high cost of subscribing to academic journals. Although access is free to those members, the membership fee is only 10 USD for those in developing countries, thus ensuring affordable access for those who would otherwise […]

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