Archive for April, 2010

 

China arrests two Mongolians for smuggling snow leopard skins

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Beijing 27 April 2010 – Chinese police arrested two Mongolian citizens after finding two snow leopard skins and a snow leopard skull hidden inside their jeep at a border checkpoint, state media said Tuesday. Police in the remote Alxa League of north China’s Inner Mongolia region spent 10 hours searching the vehicle that had more […]

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Rodney Jackson Named Finalist for the 2010 Indianapolis Prize: Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement in Animal Conservation

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Press release from the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana, US: April 13, 2010 INDIANAPOLIS — Graceful, powerful, supremely adapted to life at high altitudes, this animal’s most dangerous attribute is its stunningly beautiful coat of spotted fur, a coat that has brought the species near to extinction. But the snow leopard has a champion in Rodney Jackson, […]

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Locals Fleecing Professional Blue Sheep Hunters, Nepal

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Nepal: Professional hunters who come to hunt the blue sheep and Himalatan tahr in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, are forced to pay more than six-fold to local communities than their hunting fee set by the government. A hunter has to pay NPR 40,000 for a trophy blue sheep and Rs 20,000 for a Himalayan tahr to […]

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Bones, skin of snow leopard seized in Dibrugarh, India

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Bones, skin of snow leopard seized STAFF CORRESPONDENT, Assam Tribune DIBRUGARH, April 1 – Five kilograms of bones and a fur-covered body skin of a highly-endangered Himalayan snow leopard was seized from one Sanjib Jalan from the heart of the city on March 27. The police led by additional SP Debashish Sharma reportedly caught Jalan […]

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