Archive for December, 2007

 

Man-animal conflict flares up in Poonch, India

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Source: merinews.com October 30, 2007- WITH MILITANCY on the wane, though temporarily, the frontier district of Poonch is caught up in different kind of violence. Man-animal conflict is taking dangerous turns. According to the Forest and Wildlife officials, irate residents of a Poonch village axed a female bear and her two cubs to death after […]

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Wild snow leopard captured after killing 50 sheep

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A wild snow leopard that killed 50 sheep has been captured and put in a zoo in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. The big cat haunted the Qijia village, Gonghe county of the province, and attacked the sheep before angry villagers finally decided to hunt it. They chased the leopard on motorcycles and roped the beast […]

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Santa Barbara Zoo’s Snow Leopard Festival a Success

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Source: The Santa Barbara Independent December 6, 2007- Snow in Santa Barbara? Not likely. Today, however, thousands of people flocked to the Santa Barbara Zoo to take a look at animals and children frolicking in more that 40 tons of snow. It was all part of the Snow Leopard Festival, held to raise money for […]

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Huge stockpile of furs of endangered species burnt

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December 5, 2007 By IANS Srinagar : Wildlife authorities in the Kashmir Valley have torched nearly eight truckloads of furs and skins of endangered animals, worth an estimated Rs.99 million ($2.5 million) in the international market, as part of its efforts to stop the illegal trade. The huge stockpile, including 125,000 endangered animal items surrendered […]

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Animal Skins Burnt by Kashmir Authorities, Including over 100 Snow Leopard Items

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Source: http://telegraph.co.uk December 4, 2007- Animal skins and body parts worth millions of pounds have been ceremonially burned in the Indian state of Kashmir. The destruction of the skins from some of India’s most endangered species was the latest phase of a campaign to stamp out the illegal trade. Eight truckloads of pelts from animals […]

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Jackson Zoo Hosts “Snow Day” to Benefit Snow Leopard Conservation

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The Jackson Zoo in partnership with the International Snow Leopard Trust, an organizational member of the Snow Leopard Network, hosted a “Snow Day” on December first to increase snow leopard awareness and celebrate this cold-weather species. For more information, see http://www.jacksonzoo.org/media/documents/071127SnowDayattheZoo.pdf

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