Archive for the ‘ Range State Interest ’ Category

 

Smithsonian Magazine Cover Story

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Dr. Thomas McCarthy, SLN member and head of the Panthera Snow Leopard Program, called this article to our attention. Congratulations to all the SLN members and other conservationists who are mentioned in the article. Tom’s words are as follows: “Smithsonian Magazine’s cover story this month [February 2016] provides a very nice depiction of the work […]

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Smartphone app developed to identify illegal wildlife products

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A WCS scientist has developed a smartphone app that helps law enforcement and military personnel identify illegal endangered species products in China, Afghanistan, and Viet Nam. The app allows the user to narrow the product down to the likely species, and also provides advice from expert taxonomists in eight hours. Heidi Kretser thought of the […]

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Snow Leopard photographed catching marmot

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Snow Leopard Trust trap cameras have captured images of a snow leopard catching a marmot in Kyrgyzstan. For more information or to see the pictures as a time-lapse video, see http://www.snowleopard.org/snow-leopard-marmot?utm_source=Snow+Leopard+Trust+Enews&utm_campaign=b52bfdc6fd-2014_Enews_October&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc286e56f5-b52bfdc6fd-90187233&goal=0_cc286e56f5-b52bfdc6fd-90187233&mc_cid=b52bfdc6fd&mc_eid=285c1ab674

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Snow Leopard Spotted in Upper Manang Village

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Residents of Upper Manang Village in Nepal have reportedly sighted a snow leopard, which took a yak calf. This is the first time a snow leopard is thought to have entered the village. A local resident is quoted as feeling lucky to have had the opportunity to see a snow leopard, which is a positive […]

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SL Conservation Grants Recipients Finish First Phase of Project

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Congratulations to a group of Snow Leopard Conservation Grants recipients, who have successfully completed the first phase of their population survey in the Almaty State Reserve, and had an article about their work published in the Astana Times. The full article is available here: http://www.astanatimes.com/2014/09/international-team-finishes-first-phase-snow-leopard-conservation-project/ Please note the misprint – they were awarded $15,000 in […]

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Snow Leopard Photographed in Tibet Nature Reserve

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A snow leopard has been reportedly captured by trap camera for the first time in the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve in Tibet. For more information and photos are available here: http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2014/09-25/49678.shtml Source: Chinese news website ecns.cn

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Snow Leopard Poachers Arrested in Mongolia

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Thanks to Snow Leopard Network member Enkhbayar for sharing this news story: http://www.mongolia.panda.org/en/?216190/Offenders-who-illegally-hunted-snow-leopard-have-been-arrested

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First Pictures of Kyrgyzstan’s Snow Leopards

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SLN member organisation the Snow Leopard Trust recently released the first ever camera trap photos of snow leopards from Kyrgyzstan, which were captured as part of a snow leopard population assessment that they are conducting. For more information and to see the pictures, please see http://www.snowleopard.org/first-pictures-of-kyrgyzstans-snow-leopards?pid=111&pageid=7598

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Snow Leopard Conservation and Research Facility Planned in Spiti

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The Himachal Pradesh State Wildlife Department and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is setting up a research centre that will serve as a base for a long-term radio collaring project. For more information, see http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/HP-to-launch-snow-leopard-research-conservation-facility-in-Spiti/articleshow/29174501.cms

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Snow Leopards Photographed for the 1st Time in Uzbekistan

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Camera trap images of snow leopards have been captured for the first time in Uzbekistan, through a joint Panthera/ WWF project. For more details and to see one of the pictures, see http://www.livescience.com/42641-snow-leopard-camera-trap-photos.html  

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