Archive for December, 2009

 

As the glaciers recede… (Ladakh)

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Chennai, December 6, 2009 MEENA MENON Ladakh has an unwelcome visitor: Climate change. Retreating glaciers, water scarcity and changes in traditional agricultural patterns are having an adverse impact on this fragile ecololgy.There’ s an old saying in Ladakh that only a dear friend or a serious enemy will reach here; the passes are so high […]

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Support a polar bear or a snow leopard for that matter

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Support a polar bear Monday December 7, 2009 Or a snow leopard for that matter. A ski company is sponsoring the animals and we’re backing them here at PlanetSKI. The new company, Zenith Holidays, is donating funds to the World Wildlife Fund to support the polar bear and will give £10 for every £1,000 of […]

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Himachal carries out snow leopard census

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Lata Verma Tags : snow leopard, conservation Posted: Friday , Dec 04, 2009 at 0021 hrs Shimla: Bringing cheer to conservationists and animal lovers, a census has found four to five highly endangered snow leopards on Kibber plateau in Himachal’s Lahaul Spiti district. The census, undertaken as part of the centrally sponsored project for conservation […]

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Snow Leopard Vodka Management Change

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Fri 4 Dec 2009 Graeme Lindsay, marketing director of Whyte and Mackay has left with another job to go to. Whyte and Mackay has confirmed that Lindsay left his role at the Glasgow whisky brand this week and will take some time out over Christmas and New Year before beginning a new role in February. […]

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Indian trail of ‘the ghost of the mountains’

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A tourism initiative is helping Indian farmers learn to love the endangered predator that targets their flocks. Adrian Phillips reports Sunday, 6 December 2009I’m sitting on the floor wrapping dough round my fingers. Alongside me, my hostess pulls and pinches her paste into delicate bows, all the while watching my fat-fisted efforts with a gap-toothed […]

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Photographer Steve Winter’s snow leopard photographs currently on display in London

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December 1, 2009 Story behind the picture: Snow Leopard, 2008 Photographer Steve Winter on his candid picture of the elusive cat Steve Winter The editor of National Geographic asked its photographers: “What would be your dream project?” I wrote “snow leopards”. I’d read a book about them years before I started photographing animals. We did […]

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