Archive for March, 2009

 

Snow leopard roaming Polish countryside? (articles & video link)

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Polish villagers in fear of killer cat http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/2293173/Polish-villagers-in-fear-of-killer-cat Last updated 10:07 26/03/2009 Residents of a Polish village are living in fear as a large wild cat stalks the rural area feasting on their livestock. Locals in the village – in Poland‘s southwest, near Opole – have been warned to only travel by car and to […]

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IPROMO 2009 course on “Developing economic opportunities for mountain areas”

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17 July to 1 August 2009 Italy Dear Mountain Partnership members and friends, Following the success of last yearo’ IPROMO summer course, we are happy to announce the second training course on sustainable mountain development for Mountain Partnership members. The programme, called IPROMO — International Programme for Education and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain […]

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Protecting God’s Cats in Nepal: Livestock Insurance Scheme in the Himalayas has helped save the endangered snow leopards

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Sanjib K. Chaudhary (sanjib) Published 2009-03-18 16:17 (KST) in Korea’s OhmyNews One of the world’s most beautiful and elusive cats, the snow leopards (Uncia uncia), considered God’s pets by the local communities in the Himalayas, are in grave danger. They inhabit the high, rugged, harsh and barren environs and are distributed in the Himalayas, Hindu […]

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Rare snow leopard found at foot of Mount Everest

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www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-18 12:24:59 LHASA, March 18 (Xinhua) — Farmers in Tibet have found a snow leopard at the northern foot of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Everest, said the local forestry department. The leopard was spotted near Cangmujian Village, Rongxia Township in Tingri, a county in southern Tibet early this month, said the Tingri County […]

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Afghanistan: Deforestation marches on

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From the Thomas Reuters Foundation AlertNet:  17 Mar 2009 09:22:39 GMT Source: IRIN Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author’s alone. JALALABAD, 17 March 2009 (IRIN) – The eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has lost about 90 percent of its forests […]

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WWF Russia released a report on attitudes toward hunting and poaching in the Altai-Sayan region

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WWF Russia released a report in English by Agnieszka Halemba  and Brian Donahoe of the University of Leipzig and Max Planck Institute respectively on attitudes toward hunting and poaching in the  Altai-Sayan region, including some material on attitude toward hunting of snow leopard. The report can be downloaded at http://www.wwf.ru/altay/eng/.  The Altai press also reports […]

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Gorno-Altai customs officials seized snow leopard skin & skull

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Regnum-Altai newspaper reported Jan. 20 2009 that customs officials in the Gorno-Altai seized one snow leopard skin and skull as contraband.    Thanks to SLN member Kathleen Braden for this update.

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Tools that leave wildlife unbothered widen research horizons

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By Jim Robbins New York Times Posted: 03/10/2009 10:19:39 PM PDT You may remember Sen. John McCain’s criticism of a study of grizzly bear DNA as wasteful spending. You may have wondered how the scientists got the DNA from the grizzlies. The answer is hair. The study, which McCain referred to during his run for […]

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Georgia man fined for wildlife violations, including possession of a snow leopard carcass

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Fort Mill TimesSaturday, February 28, 2009 Ga. man fined for wildlife violations(Published February 25, 2009)ATLANTA — A Georgia man has been fined $15,000 for possession of a snow leopard carcass and 45 skulls of endangered or protected animals in violation of federal wildlife laws.Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Toru Shimoji of Smyrna purchased the leopard carcass […]

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