Archive for February, 2010

 

George Schaller helped with snow leopard cub in 1984

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Birdman Of Pokhara   Nepal has been my second home for more than 30 years. During that time I have written several books set in Kathmandu and authored dozens of articles about conservation and development projects – from the first micro-hydel project in Namche (1983) to the post-war plight of Chitwan’s tigers.During the past month, […]

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Snow leopard cub rescued from Kashmir

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http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_snow-leopard-cub-rescued-from-kashmir_1348060 ANI Monday, February 15, 2010 15:01 ISTBotengu (Kashmir): Wildlife wardens assisted by forest rangers rescued a three-month old snow leopard cub after it had strayed into a human habitation at Botengu village from Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. “The cub was hiding in the kitchen of the house. We didn’t tranquillise it but we […]

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Snow Leopard Hunted Markhor (Chitral)

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http://www.groundreport.com/Business/Snow-Leopard-Hunted-Markhot/2917960by G. H. Farooqui February 15, 2010 Snow leopard hunted Markhor CHITRAL: A snow Leopard successfully hunted a Markhor at Shahresham area of Toshi conservation territory Divisional Forest officer of Wild Life Imtiaz Hussain Lal confirmed killing of a Markhor by a Snow leopard. He said that this is the fist attempt of a Snow […]

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Tigers evolved with snow leopards, gene study reveals (several articles)

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8512000/8512455.stm Tigers evolved with snow leopards, gene study reveals By Matt Walker Editor, Earth News

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BGI to Sequence Tiger, Lion, and Leopard Species This Year

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http://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/bgi-sequence-tiger-lion-and-leopard-species-year February 12, 2010 By Julia KarowChinese genomics institute BGI and collaborators are embarking on a project to sequence the genomes of the lion, tiger, and leopard, BGI said this week.The “International Big Cats Genome Project,” announced just before the start of the Chinese year of the tiger this weekend, is part of BGI’s goal […]

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Ladakh: Chasing the snow leopard

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Nigel Richardson heads to Ladakh in India to seek out the snow leopard, one of the planet’s most elusive – and endangered – creatures. By Nigel Richardson Published: 10:12AM GMT 08 Feb 2010 Ladakh is rapidly and proudly establishing itself as the Snow Leopard Capital of the World Photo: Alamy Local conviction holds that the […]

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The dragon devours the tiger: Environmental Investigation Agency report includes snow leopard

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Snow leopard tracks possibly found in Kashmir ski area

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The call of Kashmir How this troubled corner of the Himalayas has gone from war zone to ultimate ski destination Tom Robbins The Observer, Sunday 31 January 2010 Wow, life really can be a bummer. It’s 14 January and I’m sitting on the Heathrow Express, reading in the paper that Scotland is buried under snow, […]

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Kashmir: Avoidable loss of a leopard (most likely not a snow leopard)

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 Editorial Posted On Thursday, January 28, 2010Kashmir is notorious for clean felling of jungles and all, from ministers down to forest rangers, are into this business. Militant activities over a period of two decades have also adversely impacted the forests- Proloy Bagchi A national daily reported the other day that a leopard was shot dead […]

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China Steps Back From Tiger Trade Ban Lift

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January 27, 2010 China (ChattahBox) – After announcing that they were considering lifting the ban on the sale of tiger parts, China has backed away from that debate, instead saying they will be increasing attempts to protect the now endangered animals. The government had been considering removing the ban that had been placed in 1993 […]

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