Archive for November, 2009

 

Foreign Policy: A Beary Good Surprise In Kashmir

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An Asiatic black bear stands on its hind legs to feed after being released into a bear sanctuary in 2002.It seems the very adorable Asiatic black bears of Kashmir are one group that is pleased by all the conflict there. Authorities estimate that their population has gone from 800 in 1990 to 3,000 now. They […]

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Illegal January 2009 argali helicopter hunting case in the Altai Republic reopened

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Illegal Hunting Case Reopened After Huffhttp://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/illegal-hunting-case-reopened-after-huff/389296.html 12 November 2009By Maria Antonova Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin reopened an investigation Wednesday into whether charges should be filed against survivors of a party of government officials who were illegally hunting endangered sheep when their helicopter crashed in January. Bastrykin‚Äôs announcement came as an outcry grew over his […]

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KYRGYZSTAN: By 2050, only 2% of glaciers may remain and temperatures could increase by 4-6 degrees centigrade by the end of the century

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KYRGYZSTAN: Fewer glaciers = more deserts BISHKEK, 16 November 2009 (IRIN) – Rapidly melting glaciers in mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan over the next few decades could lead to increased desertification and land degradation, according to experts. By the end of the century, we could see temperatures rising 4-6 degrees centigrade, and by 2050 the number […]

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GPS To Track Blue Sheep And Snow Leopard

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Contributor: Voxy News Engine Friday, 6 November, 2009 – 10:19 Scientists hope to improve the survival odds of the endangered snow leopard in Nepal by venturing into the remote Himalayas to study its main prey, the Bharal or blue sheep.Project leader Nepali PhD student Achyut Aryal, who is enrolled at the Institute of Natural Sciences […]

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