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High Altitude Snow Leopard Photographed in NW China

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Source: http://www.ecns.cn/2013/12-03/91032.shtml Date: 03 December 2013 Author: Li Yan, Web Editor, ecns.com A wild snow leopard was recently photographed pursuing a herd of Ibexes at 5,100 meters, the highest altitude of any snow leopard photographed in China. Snow Leopard Network member Ma Ming was quoted in the article. He estimates the individual photographed to be […]

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Kyrgyzstan sets date for International Snow Leopard Conservation Forum

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The State Agency for Environment Protection and Forestry of Kyrgyzstan has announced that the International Snow Leopard Conservation Forum will be held in the upcoming months (in September according to one source, and October according to another). If any Snow Leopard Network member who is planning to attend could send through more information, that would […]

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Five Snow Leopards Confirmed in Mustang District of Nepal

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Thanks to the Environmental Graduates in Himalaya for alerting us to this piece of news in Issue 259 of the Headlines Himalaya newsletter. A three-year study carried out by SLN member Som Ale in Annapurna Conservation Area has confirmed the presence of five endangered snow leopards at Bhashu, Namu,  Lupra and Muktinath Temple areas, and in the […]

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Tibetan monks partner with conservationists to protect the snow leopard

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Panthera has allied with Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to conserve Snow Leopards in the mountainous areas where the monasteries are found. The following article provides a thorough interview with Tom McCarthy and Li Juan. Full text is as follows: Tibetan monks partner with conservationists to protect the snow  leopard Source: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0610-hance-zacc-mccarthy.html#SEpUrjcuC3twTR0P.99 June 10, 2013 Tibetan monks could be […]

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Mongolian officials hold snow leopard conservation seminar

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A seminar was held last month by the Mongolian Ministry for Nature, Environment and Green Development. If any SLN member who attended would like to give a report in the next News Update,  that would be very informative. Full text of news story follows: Source: http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2013-06/07/content_29055914.htm Mongolia probes ways to protect snow leopards  June 7, […]

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US Reporter Does Segment on Snow Leopard Collaring

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ABC News reporter Dan Harris travels to Darjeeling, India, to learn about SLN member Tom McCarthy’s research. Link to video: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/snow-leopards-tracking-endangered-cats-19317484

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Bhutanese Film Student Sends Message to Herders through Film

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A Bhutanese film student, Tenzin Phuntsho, is working on a snow leopard conservation video to reach nomadic herders. Full text of article as follows: Source: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/snow-leopards-become-video-stars-in-students-plan-to-save-them-20130602-2njqv.html <a href=’http://ad-apac.doubleclick.net/jump/onl.smh.environ/environ/conservation;cat=environ;cat1=conservation;ctype=article;pos=1;sz=940×20;tile=2;ord=4.2914567E7?’ target=”_blank”> <img src=’http://ad-apac.doubleclick.net/ad/onl.smh.environ/environ/conservation;cat=environ;cat1=conservation;ctype=article;pos=1;sz=940×20;tile=2;ord=4.2914567E7?’ border=”0″ alt=””> </a&gtSnow leopards become video stars in student’s plan to  save them June 3, 2013 – Humans are the biggest threat to the endangered […]

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Snow leopard cub rescued from Khunjerab riverbank in Gojal Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

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Thanks to SLN member Jaffar Ud Din for alerting us to the attached article, a heartwarming account of a snow leopard cub being saved by Pakistan’s Snow Leopard Foundation, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. X13V0FSLF_SL cub_Rescued_Pakistan

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Study Says Climate Change May Trigger Habitat Loss for Snow Leopard

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Source: Headline Himalaya A study titled “Conservation and Climate Change: Assessing the Vulnerability of Snow Leopard Habitat to Tree Line Shift in the Himalaya” has indicated that of the estimated 270,000 km2 of Snow Leopard habitat in the Himalayan region, about 30% may be lost due to tree line shrinking and shifting of the alpine […]

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Snow Leopard Reemerges in Chitral Forest

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Thanks to Headline Himalaya for alerting us to this story: Source: http://dawn.com/2012/01/27/snow-leopard-reemerges-in-chitral-forests-2/ 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 […]

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