Archive for May, 2006

 

Scientist Uses Snow Leopard Feces for Genetic Analysis

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CNN, May 2006- Dr. Lisette Waits of the University of Idaho is using wild snow leopard feces to gather data for DNA analysis, in cooperation with the Snow Leopard Trust. The technology to use hair and feces for DNA sampling was developed only recently and will be very helpful with conservation efforts in the future. […]

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Congratulations to Jiang for Being Selected as a Finalist for the Whitney Fund for Nature (WFN) Award

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The Whitney Fund for Nature, a UK-based charity that gives monetary rewards for outstanding conservation efforts, presented its most recent award on 10 May, 2006. Snow Leopard Network member Zhigang Jiang was one of the finalists. We applaud his commitment to conservation. For more information on Jiang’s work, see the WFN summary below: Dr. Zhigang […]

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China Requires News Reporters to Wear Fur

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New Delhi 2 May 2006 There was a small but alarming news item on the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia today. Recently presenters at the Amdo Tso-ngo TV channel in Qinghai, China, were instructed by the head of the Chinese government’s Information Centre and United Front Department that they must wear animal skin costumes, […]

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