Archive for September, 2009

 

Protecting Snow Leopard’s Namesake Cats

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This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2009-09-16 at 3:25 p.m. The permanent URL for this article is: http://db.tidbits.com/article/10570 Protecting Snow Leopard’s Namesake Cats by Doug McLean By now you’ve probably gotten a glimpse at the big cat Apple has been touting as the face of its new operating system, Snow Leopard. But did you […]

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Forget Apple, Here’s the Real Snow Leopard

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From Wired.com and By Brandon Keim September 8, 2009 | Even as Apple’s newest operating system puts snow leopards on desktops around the world, the real animal fights for survival in the mountain wilderness of Central Asia. Declared endangered in 1972, between 3,500 and 7,000 cats remain in the wild. Their numbers are thought to […]

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Wildlife at poachers’ mercy

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SURENDRA SUBEDI SANKHUWASABHA, Sept 7 – The absence of a security mechanism at Makalu-Barun National Park (MBNP) has left animals in the park at the mercy of poachers and wildlife traffickers. “Incidents of wildlife trafficking are rife due to the absence of a security mechanism to discourage traffickers and poachers in the park,” says Durgakiran […]

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