Archive for November, 2008

 

Livestock creating food shortage for Asiatic ibex

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From The Hindu, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 Shimla (IANS): Overgrazing by livestock in a national park in Himachal Pradesh is threatening the survival of the Asiatic ibex – a wild goat species – that in turn is crucial for the snow leopard population in the area, says a conservationist. “Overgrazing by livestock and unscientific extraction […]

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New Snow Leopard Sculpture At Woodland Park Zoo Honors Helen Freeman

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By Gigi Allianic Seattle, WA – The champion of snow leopards, Helen Freeman, was remembered over the weekend at a private ceremony at Woodland Park Zoo that paid tribute to her tireless efforts toward protecting snow leopards and establishing the Snow Leopard Trust. Family, friends, the Snow Leopard Trust, and the zoo unveiled an ensemble […]

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Steve Winter on Being Named Wildlife Photographer of the Year

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Hello, I wanted to share this with everyone. I have been voted the Wildlife Photographer of the Year for 2008. This is a great honor for myself, the snow leopard and National Geographic magazine!  The snow leopard story appeared in the June issue of NGM. I want to thank the Editor in Chief Chris Johns, […]

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Just published in the Journal of Wildlife Management: SLN member article “Assessing Estimators of Snow Leopard Abundance”

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The article Assessing Estimators of Snow Leopard Abundance was published in the Journal of Wildlife Management 72(8), pages 1826-1833. 2008. Congratulations to authors Kyle McCarthy, Todd Fuller, Ma Ming, Thomas McCarthy, Lisette Waits, and Kubanych Jumabaev. The article in its entirety is available on the SLN Bibliography and may be found by visiting the link […]

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Notorius Tiger & Leopard Trader Convicted

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Katni, 11 November 2008 The Judicial Magistrate in Katni, Madhya Pradesh, Mr Ajay Singh, today convicted notorious tiger and leopard trader Shabbir Hasan Qureshi of Allahabad to three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10,000 on two separate counts. Qureshi and a second accused, Ashok Pardhi, were both absconders in a 2004 case […]

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The Power of Genetics in Snow Leopard Conservation

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The October 2008 issue of Animal Conservation features the first results of the genetic work conducted by Jan Janecka, Texas A&M University, in partnership with the Snow Leopard Conservancy and others. Animal Conservation: Vol 11(5):pages 401-411. Population monitoring of snow leopards using noninvasive collection of scat samples: a pilot study. 2008. J. E. Janečka, R. […]

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eBay announces ivory ban in wake of IFAW report

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(San Francisco, CA – 20 October 2008) – The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) applauds eBay’s decision to institute a global ban on the sale of elephant ivory products by 1 January 2009 and calls on all other internet traders to follow their example. eBay’s decision was announced just hours before the […]

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Mongolian Wildlife to be Recorded on Film

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Written by Kirril Shields Friday, October 17, 2008 MONGOLIAN wildlife will soon be captured, on camera that is. A Wildlife Picture Index programme is set to begin in January of 2009, aiming to ‘camera trap’ Mongolian mammal and bird species. The program intends to help scientists gain an understanding of population figures and biodiversity across […]

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