Archive for December, 2006

 

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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