Archive for December, 2008

 

Satellite Anti-Poaching System Tested in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion, Russia

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UNDP press release the satellite anti-poaching system, from the Altai NGO list serve on Tue Dec 16, 2008 16.12.2008 Satellite Anti-Poaching System Tested in the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion UNDP/GEF Project “Biodiversity Conservation in the Russian Portion of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion” has successfully tested a unique satellite anti-poaching system in Altaiskiy nature reserve. It has never been […]

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Dr. George Schaller honored with the China Environment Prize

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American Biologist Honored With China Environment Prize NEW YORK, New York, December 19, 2008 (ENS) – Dr. George Schaller, a world reknowned field biologist and conservationist, has been awarded the China Environment Prize for his efforts to study and protect China’s giant pandas, Tibetan antelope, and China’s wild places. Schaller is a senior conservationist with […]

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Dr. Ablimit Abdukadir nominated for the prestigious Wildlife Conservation Society International “Chinese Frontier Wildlife Bodyguard Award”

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  On December 13, 2008, WCS International organized a present reward ceremony of “the Chinese Frontier Wildlife Bodyguard Award” take place Beijing, the big hall of literature information center of Chinese Academy of Science. Ablimit Abdukadir,IUCN/CSG and SLN member, Professor of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography,Chinese Academy of Science honored to obtained “the […]

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Commercial Hunting Endangers Rare Central Asian Sheep Species: Wildlife researchers say Marco Polo sheep under threat of extinction

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Published 2008-12-12 Edited by Rich Bowden Wildlife researchers are concerned a rare sub-species of Central Asian sheep known as Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii) is under threat of extinction because of widespread commercial hunting in Central Asian states such as Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Found in the Pamir Mountains, on the border region of China, […]

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Bhutan Designated Their Second Largest Park

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From Kuensel, Buhutan’s National Newspaper – Bhutan 15 December, 2008 – It was a tribute to the Wangchuck dynasty for a century of visionary leadership in conservation of Bhutan’s rich natural heritage. And for once, it was the only protected area comprising of all four national symbols-flower, animal, tree and bird. Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi […]

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Dr. Charudutt Mishra, Snow Leopard Trust Science and Conservation Director, awarded the 2009 Khoshoo Memorial Award in Conservation

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SLN Member and Snow Leopard Trust Science and Conservation Director Dr. Charudutt Mishra was recently recognized for his excellence in conservation work by the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE) in India. He was awarded the 2009 Khoshoo Memorial Award in Conservation, peer-level recognition of his achievements named after Dr. Triloki Nath […]

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Video footage of two snow leopards hunting a Dzo

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From: Matthew Millan [mailto:ashearer30@yahoo.com] Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:20 PM Subject: Very Rare Footage of Two snow Leopards hunting a Dzo Hello All, While climbing Stok Kangri Glacier in Ladakh, India in the late spring of 2004, I encountered two snow leopards in the middle of killing a dzo that was at least five […]

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Handbook for Species Conservation Strategies

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The Species Conservation Planning Task Force chaired by Robert Lacy (Conservation Breeding SG) has published a handbook to provide guidance to Specialist Groups on how and when to prepare and promote Species Conservation Strategies (SCSs). The handbook includes advice on how to: *    conduct a thorough status review of a species or species group *    […]

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ICIMOD Hosts International Mountain Biodiversity Conference in Kathmandu: Immediate action urged to combat loss of biological diversity in the Himalayas

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Press release from 17 November 2008: Urgent need for biodiversity data for the Himalayan Region The two-day workshop “Linking Geodata with Biodiversity Information in the Himalayas” organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Programme (GMBA) concluded on Sunday 16th November with a call to create a mountain […]

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New website for Oryx, The International Journal of Conservation

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Please note that Oryx — The International Journal of Conservation has launched a new website to support the publishing and communication aspirations of conservation practitioners and researchers worldwide and to enhance the journal’s role in building capacity for conservation. Amongst its many facilities, the website provides links to free software tools for analysis and writing, […]

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