Archive for October, 2009

 

Tiger skin trade in China exposed (snow leopard skins noted)

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Tiger skin trade in China exposed By Jody Bourton Earth News reporter An undercover investigation has revealed the continued trade in tiger skins in China. Covert filming by the Environment Investigation Agency shows traders selling skins of tigers and other rare animals such as snow leopards. The skins are sold as luxury items and are […]

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DNA could offer captive-breeding alternative to snow leopard studbook

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Oct 16, 2009 11:03 AM in Scientific AmericanBy John PlattCaptive breeding of endangered snow leopards (Panthera uncia) has relied since 1976 on an international studbook that matches animals at zoos around the world for purposes of keeping the big cats from becoming too inbred. Breeding via studbook, however, is a slow process that does not […]

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From PlanetSKI: Discover more about snow leopards

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Sunday October 11, 2009 They are one of the most beautiful animals on the planet, but they are an endangered species. Here on PlanetSKI we set out to discover a little bit more about them. We first wrote about snow leopards when we found they were being bred in captivity in a zoo in Wales […]

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Rodney Jackson Nominated for the 2010 Indianapolis Prize

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October 7, 2009 Acclaimed animal conservationist vies for $100,000 award INDIANAPOLIS — Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., is one of 29 animal conservationists nominated to receive the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Jackson, a San Francisco Bay Area resident and founder-director of the Snow Leopard Conservancy, has been nominated for his groundbreaking radio-tracking […]

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Update on 2008 Indianapolis Prize winner Dr. George Schaller

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Indianapolis Zoo   September 24, 2009 Indianapolis Prize Winning Conservationist Fights for Snow Leopards’ Survival INDIANAPOLIS — As Vice President of Panthera and Senior Conservationist for the Wildlife Conservation Society, George B. Schaller, Ph.D., is relentless in his pursuit to save endangered species across the globe. The winner of the second Indianapolis Prize […]

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Bhutan: only livestock killed by snow leopards and tigers is covered by government compensation

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Layaps livid with leopards  A trio of tamzees is attacking livestock at will with no fear of consequence 28 September, 2009 – The Layaps are paying what they call the “price of the government’s conservation effort” as their cattle fall prey to wild animals. This time, it’s the tamzee (leopard) that is killing domestic animals. […]

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