Archive for January, 2008

 

BBC Video Clip and Article on Radio Collar

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Source: BBC Online Collar ‘key’ to snow leopard secrets By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC News Snow leopard captured on BBC wildlife fil Lying somewhere in the mountainous, snow-cloaked terrain of Pakistan’s Tooshi Game Reserve is a collar that could help unlock the secrets of the elusive snow leopard. For the past year, this piece […]

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Announcement ~ International Snow Leopard Conference Beijing, China 9 – 11 March 2008

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I am very pleased to announce that the International Snow Leopard Conference will take place from 9-11 March in Beijing, China.Please see the attached announcement for details, and don’t hesitate to contact me at heather@snowleopardnetwork.org if you have any questions or concerns. Be sure to keep checking back for updates as plans develop! ~ Announcement […]

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Drink Vodka, Save the Snow Leopard

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Drink vodka cocktails, save the snow leopard Source: Smart Planet News It’s estimated that there are only 3,000 to 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild worldwide, and the outlook is bleak as poachers continue to hunt them down for their incredibly attractive furs. Thankfully, the conservation effort to protect them is set to get […]

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Snow leopard populations in Kyrgyzstan shrinking

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SLN Member Alexander Vereschagin advocates a local and global approach to snow leopard conservation. Source: Islamic Republic News Agency Khabar — Snow leopard populations continue to shrink, in the last decade alone its numbers falling by 40 percent in some countries. Kyrgyz scientists cite extermination by humans as one of the reasons behind the statistics. […]

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Every Single Snow Leopard

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National Geographic Kids shares the story of Leo, the cub who went to live at the Bronx Zoo (Dec 07/Jan 08 Issue). Click “more” for next page…

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Snow Leopard Program To Air on BBC 2, January 4th

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Snow leopard: Beyond the myth Fri 4 Jan 8.00pm BBC Two and Sun 6 Jan In 2004 a team from the BBC’s Planet Earth filmed intimate images of a snow leopard, high in the mountains of northern Pakistan. The experience marked the beginning of a love affair with the snow leopard for Nisar Malik, a […]

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Nepal Safeguards Four Sacred Himalayan Lakes, some in snow leopard range area

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Source: Environmental News Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, December 24, 2007 (ENS) – To commemorate the Ghunsa tragedy, in which the lives of 24 conservationists from the Nepalese government and WWF were lost in a helicopter crash, the government of Nepal has announced the designation of four new high altitude Wetlands of International Importance. The helicopter went […]

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India’s Largest Wildlife Trade Racket Busted

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In one of the biggest wildlife cases this decade, the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police with the assistance of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) seized 3 tiger skins and 3 tiger skeletons. Sixteen people were arrested, including wildlife trader Shabeer Hasan Qureshi who is an accused in at least 4 […]

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