Archive for March, 2010

 

Mongolia winter kills herds, devastating the poorest

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28 Mar 2010 21:00:18 GMT By Tyra Dempster BEIJING, March 29 (Reuters) – A severe winter has left 4.5 million dead animals in stockyards across the Mongolian steppes, and many poor herders face the loss of all their property just before the important breeding season. About a tenth of Mongolia’s livestock may have perished, as […]

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Illegal Wildlife Trade Flowing Through Porous China-Myanmar Border

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World Sentinel: Newswire Services March 21, 2010 Washington, DC — Porous borders are allowing vendors in Myanmar to offer a door-to-door delivery service for illegal wildlife products such as tiger bone wine to buyers in China, according to a new report from TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. The State of Wildlife Trade in China […]

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China and India called on by scientists to collaborate on conservation

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Biodiversity knows no ‘national boundaries’ and nations must protect species from rising consumption, dams and industry Jonathan Watts, Asia environment correspondent guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/), Thursday 18 March 2010 18.00 GMT Mount Kanchenjunga in the Darjeeling mountains in the Himalayas, a particularly environmentally sensitive area. Photograph: Frederic Soltan/© Frederic Soltan/Corbis China and India could together decide the […]

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Myanmar a gateway for wildlife trade to China: report

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(AFP) – 11 hours ago 15 March 2010 DOHA — Demand in China is stoking a black market in neighbouring Myanmar in tiger-bone wine, leopard skins, bear bile and other products made from endangered species, a report released on Tuesday said. “China’s border areas have long been considered a hotbed for illegal trade, with remote […]

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The first snow leopard was successfully photographed in Tuva, Russia

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RIA Novosti, translated by Heda Jindrak March 12, 2010 permanent link: http://en.tuvaonline.ru/2010/03/12/5400_snowleopard.html The participants in the first Russian-Mongolian expedition for the study of groupings of irbis (snow leopard), which took place from February 20 to March 7 on the Tsagan-Shibetu ridge (western Tuva), made the first photos of this rare predator in the republic, as […]

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Next round in New Delhi: Gross National Happiness Seminar

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GNH (Gross National Happiness) Seminar 14 March, 2010 – The first ever seminar between Bhutan and India on GNH concluded on March 12, with participants from both sides acknowledging the need for more discussion and study for the development philosophy to be successfully implemented. Dasho Karma Ura, the president for the centre for Bhutan studies […]

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Lonely existence for Himachal snow leopard

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2010-03-16 11:40:00 He is rugged, handsome and the undisputed monarch of his vast territory, but terribly lonely. Subhash, a nine-year-old snow leopard at a Himachal Pradesh nature park, is waiting for a suitable mate and authorities are worried the forced celibacy could adversely affect his behaviour. Subhash has been living a life of loneliness at […]

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China herdsmen jailed for killing snow leopard

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 China herdsmen jailed for killing snow leopard    Page last updated at 05:56 GMT, Monday, 8 March 2010  Two herdsmen have been sentenced to eight and 10 years in prison for killing a snow leopard in northwest China’s Xinjiang region. China‘s state news agency Xinhua quoted local authorities saying the men had set a trap after wild […]

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Indian Army rescued injured snow leopard in Ladakh

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Indian Army rescued injured snow leopard in Ladakh by Vijay Kumar <http://www.groundreport.com/vijaykumar> March 03, 2010   Udhampur-Jammu, March 3 (Scoop News/Ground Report) – Indian army rescued an injured snow leopard who was trapped by the villagers of LAGA village near Tangtse in Ladakh of J&K state. According to reports reaching here the snow leopard was […]

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Species Recovery Program for Snow Leopards etc. in Jammu & Kashmir

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  Jammu , Feb 28, 2010 Jammu and Kashmir government has launched Species Recovery Programme (SRP) for the endangered snow leopards, Markhor and Kashmiri stags to prevent their extinction. “Jammu and Kashmir Government’s forest department has launched centre aided SRP for three species- snow leopard, Hangul (Kashmiri stags) and Markhor- for reversing the extinction process of such […]

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