Archive for June, 2009

 

Snow leopards and the art of Olympic environmental diplomacy

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The Reuters global sports blog June 23rd, 2009 Posted by: Karolos Grohmann There is an art in dealing with environmental issues when preparing to host Olympic Games.Athens for example, while preparing to host the 2004 Olympics, decided to construct the rowing venue inside a protected nature reserve and just a few hundred metres from the […]

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Capturing the elusive cat

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Ashwin Aghor / DNASunday, June 21, 2009 2:50 ISThttp://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_capturingMumbai: When Aishwarya Maheshwari saw a sudden cloud of dust rising along the slopes of the mountains he was surveying in the Kargil and Drass sector of Jammu & Kashmir, his hands immediately reached for the binoculars. What he saw made him tremble and smile in anticipation.He […]

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One snow leopard a year lost to poaching

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 14 June, 2009 – At least one snow leopard has been killed by poachers every year since the enactment in 1995 of the forest, nature and conservation Act, which prohibits the killing of endangered wild animals in the country. Records until 2007 with the nature conservation department (NCD) show that 193 wild animals were poached […]

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Snow Leopard Released to Wild after Recovery from Sickness

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  2009-06-10 19:21:24     Xinhua      Web Editor: Qin Mei A female snow leopard was released back into the wild in northwest China Wednesday after receiving care for a respiratory tract infection. The big cat, which weighed 40 kg and was between 70-80 cm long, hesitated a few seconds after the cage was opened, then rushed to […]

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Population of snow leopards rises in Kyrgyzstan

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05/06-2009 07:44, Bishkek – News Agency “24.kg”, By Artem PETROV Population of snow leopards rises on the territory of Sarychat-Ertash nature reserve, Kyrgyzstan, National Academy of Science informed the news agency “24.kg”.   There are reportedly seven animals listed in Kyrgyz Red Data Book of endangered species, two of them are leopardesses with cubs. “Growth […]

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WCS Assists Afghanistan In Releasing Its First-Ever List of Protected Species

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WCS Assists Afghanistan In Releasing Its First-Ever List of Protected Species By Fran Hackett  Kabul, Afghanistan – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), in an effort to safeguard its natural heritage, has released the country’s first-ever list of protected species now banned from hunting or harvest. […]

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