Archive for September, 2008


Exclusive photo of a snow leopard in the Khumbu Valley of Sagarmatha National Park.

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NAMCHE, Nepal — Crouched on the edge of an overhang, looking at his prey. Here’s one of the few spectacular photos of a snow leopard living in Nepali forests. The shooting was done by a local photographer, Lhakpa Sonam Sherpa, who managed to immortalize this rare Asian feline near Namche village, in the heart of […]

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Second Snow Leopard Collared in Mongolia Project

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We are pleased to report that early in the morning on 14 September 2008, a second male snow leopard was captured and radio-collared in Mongolia’s South Gobi Province as part of a new long-term ecological study of the rare and endangered cats. The research team named the cat “Bayartai”, meaning “go with joy” in Mongolian, […]

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Living with leopards in Northern Pakistan

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06 August 2008 | News story from IUCN website An innovative scheme encouraging local communities to live peacefully with leopards has reached a new milestone by extending its range to three new communities in Northern Pakistan. Since June 2005, there have been 13 leopards killed in the Abbottabat district of Pakistan, after a rogue animal […]

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