Archive for May, 2008

 

The Kanchenjunga conservation area

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The New Nation: Bangladesh’s Independent News Source, Internet Edition. May 26, 2008 http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/05/26/news0731.htm The Kanchenjunga conservation area It was 10 years ago when the staffs of DNPWC and WWF Nepal who had gone for feasibility study in KCA were chased away by locals fearing that they would be removed from their land and restricted from […]

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Snow leopards featured in National Geographic… Out of the Shadows: The elusive Central Asian snow leopard steps into a risk-filled future.

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By Douglas H. Chadwick Photography by Steve Winter The full article from the June 2008 issue of National Geographic may be read and photographs may be viewed at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/06/snow-leopards/chadwick-text/2

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Protecting the predator

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From: India Today By Sandeep Unnithan May 15, 2008 Till a few years ago, whenever the people of the picturesque Kibber village in Himachal Pradesh’s Spiti valley discovered that their cows and yaks were killed by the snow leopard, they would try to poison or trap the elusive cat. Today, however, after every such incident, […]

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Bhutan tigers reach new high

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From “The Hindu” Online edition of India‘s National Newspaper Monday, May 19, 2008 Thimphu: Bhutan is the only country to have tigers at incredibly high altitudes, where their habitat is overlapping those of the elusive snow leopards, conservationists in the Himalayan country have claimed. Fresh pictures and pugmarks from the Jigme Dorji National Park show […]

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DNA profiling to find Bhutan`s snow leopard count

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From zeenews.com: Thimphu, May 20: With tigers and wild dogs encroaching habitat of snow leopards and little information available about their spread and abundance, scientists in Bhutan are mulling genetic fingerprinting to know more about this elusive animal. The technique, used along with a modern graph calculation system, will provide a more scientific estimate of […]

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