Archive for May, 2010

 

Activists rescue deposed Kyrgyz dictator’s starved leopards

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Posted on Earth Times : Fri, 28 May 2010 10:48:55 GMT Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Activists have rescued 23 starving wild animals, including bears and wolves, from a private menagerie belonging to deposed Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, but said Friday they arrived too late to save a couple of snow leopards. The animals, neglected since Bakiyev’s […]

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News from WWF Mongolia office: Biodiversity day was celebrated in Mongolia

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(Please click on the following link – in orange – in order to view photos of the celebration.) Biodiversity Day celebration in Mongolia UN proclaimed 2010 to be the International Biodiversity year. In the range of this year, biodiversity day was celebrated worldwide last Saturday, 22nd May. Mongolia was also part of this global event […]

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The Research School at Nordens Ark 3-8 October 2010

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A joint project between Nordens Ark and Hasselblad Foundation topics of conservation in the wild, rearing ex situ and reintroduction of threatened Felid species Financed by the Hasselblad Foundation Organized by Claes Andrén, Leif Blomqvist and Lena M Lindén (Nordens Ark) Conservation Biology at Nordens Ark 2010 A research school, October 3-8, aimed at postgraduate […]

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Drought followed by harsh winter spells disaster

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By Karen Percy in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Updated Wed May 26, 2010 4:07pm AEST Disaster zone … A herder on the way to the local burial ground in the Zuunbayan-Ulaan district of Mongolia. (ABC News: Karen Percy) It is an awe-inspiring sight: the vast plains of Mongolia where animals roam free. Local men and women […]

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Herders contribute to conservation in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia

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20 May 2010 By Onno van den Heuvel, Environment and Energy Programme Officer The Altai Mountains are home to a variety of endangered species such as the snow leopard and the world’s largest wild sheep altai argali. Inhabited mainly by nomads, these mountains – stretching from the Gobi Desert in the south to the Siberian […]

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Kazakhstan faces many severe environmental issues

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http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Asia-and-Oceania/Kazakhstan-ENVIRONMENT.html Note: We have no information re: the source of this article’s information or what date this was published online. Located May 2010. Kazakhstan faces several important environmental issues. As the site of the former Soviet Union’s nuclear testing programs, areas of the nation have been exposed to high levels of nuclear radiation, and there […]

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In Western Tuva, the conflict between the snow leopard and local residents remains active

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May 12, 2010 from Tuva Online According to the research data of WWF, the conflict between the snow leopard and the residents of Western Tuva remains active. The leopards are in danger of getting shot by the herdsmen in revenge for attacks on domestic livestock. WWF continues to actively work with the herdsmen. The conflict […]

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Map of Snow Leopard In the Chinese Media

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Follow this link below to a map created by by SLN member Juan Li, that shows snow leopards reported in the Chinese news media between 1990-2009 by searching Google News Archive. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=115478130462717217242.00047205c7146574a3d87&z=4

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