Archive for July, 2010

 

Endangered Species: Leopard on the spot in Phakar, Pakistan

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by S.Mujahid Ali Shah Sunday, 22 Mar, 2009 | 02:34 AM PST | This is a story about my village called Phakar, in the Nagar Valley 80 km northeast to Gilgit in the Karakoram Mountains. The average altitude is 2600M with mountain cliffs and caves, some of them being totally inaccessible for humans. I live […]

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India approves plans to reintroduce cheetah (snow leopard status mentioned)

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Eighteen cheetahs to be imported from Iran, Namibia and South Africa more than 60 years after the species was hunted to extinction Jason Burke guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 July 2010 16.40 BST The cheetah is to return to India, more than 60 years after the last three were shot dead by hunters on the subcontinent. Indian […]

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Freeman Award for Snow Leopard Conservation: Rinchen Wangchuk

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Freeman Award for Snow Leopard Conservation The Snow Leopard Trust is happy to announce that Rinchen Wangchuk has been selected as the recipient of the Freeman Award for Snow Leopard Conservation. The award established by the family of Helen Freeman to recognize leaders in snow leopard conservation comes with an honorarium of US$1,000. Rinchen is […]

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New challenges in conserving Pakistani snow leopards

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* Only 300 to 420 wild snow leopards left in mountain ranges of Pakistan * Snow leopards’ habitat threatened by climate change, rising temperatures By Syed Mujahid Ali Shah In Pakistan, the northern mountain ranges of the Himalayas — Karakoram , Hindukush and Pamir — Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan host one of the most fascinating animals […]

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Asian Officials Extend Lifeline For Wild Tigers (mentions use of snow leopard skins towards the end of the article)

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Katie Hamann | Denpasar, Bali 14 July 2010: VOA News Countries Work on Agreement to Save Tigers Wild tigers have been offered a lifeline by countries where they still roam. The countries have agreed to work together to double the tiger population within 12 years. Officials from 13 countries gathered in Bali agreed to increase […]

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Article from August 2006: Endangered cats leave ‘trail of fear’: Snow leopards tracked by monitoring fright of their prey.

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Published online 10 August 2006 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news060807-12 Endangered cats leave ‘trail of fear’: Snow leopards tracked by monitoring fright of their prey. Michael Hopkin The endangered snow leopard has returned to the valleys around Mount Everest, say wildlife researchers working in Nepal. And how do they know it’s back? Because the leopards’ traditional […]

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Mapping a vision for their lands

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mapping-a-vision-for-their-lands/article1522597/ Mark Hume Vancouver — Published on Sunday, Apr. 04, 2010 Does a place exist if it isn’t on a map? In today’s complex regulatory and legal world, the simple answer is that if you can’t prove it’s there, then it’s probably not. It’s pretty hard, for example, to go to court to stop a […]

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