Archive for August, 2010

 

Saving snow leopards in Tuva, Russia (includes information re: database of sightings)

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Don’t shoot the irbis! 21 August 2010 Alexander Kuksin, Center of Asia, translated by Heda Jindrak http://en.tuvaonline.ru/2010/08/21/irbis.html Tuva holds an immense amount of treasures and mysteries. One of these treasures is irbis, the beautiful and mysterious snow leopard, to see whom is a rare fortune. However the officials of the republic are not at all […]

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Editorial about George Schaller

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Niexter: Nature’s champion 2010/08/25 By Naden Surya Munusamy, 14, Kedah http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/Niexter_Nature__8217_schampion/Article/ SOME people describe heroes as those who lead by example. They are the sort, no matter their age or gender, whom a person can look up to and strive to be like or emulate. They teach us what is right by practicing what they […]

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Climatic calamities and endangered species

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Written by Syed Mujahid Ali Shah, by email 15 August 2010 The recent heavy rains in northern mountainous belts of Pakistan are hardly going to spare wild fauna from devastating their habitats as that of human population. Among all such animals, the most concerned specie is snow leopard. They are already threatened being left only […]

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2011 Altai scholarships for snow leopard conservation expedition from Biosphere Expeditions

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Biosphere Expeditions: Matthias Hammer After a very successful trial of our Altai scholarship programme this year, I am delighted to announce its continuation & our intention to keep this going for as long as we run expeditions to the Altai. Biosphere Expeditions is now offering three free places to nationals or residents of the Russian […]

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Prey clue to snow leopard habitat

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In lambs, a whiff of elusive predator – Prey clue to snow leopard habitat Posted by VoiceofSikkim on Aug 13, 2010 The Telegraph Gangtok, Aug. 12: A two-year project in Sikkim has documented the habitat of snow leopards and their main prey, blue sheep and the Himalayan tahr. The predator is known to be elusive […]

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Innovative conservation project in Pakistan sees a slow but sure rise in the number of the endangered big cats

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Endangered snow leopard clawing its way back: Innovative conservation project in Pakistan sees a slow but sure rise in the number of the endangered big cats Zofeen Ebrahim in Karachi, for IPS, part of the Guardian Environment Network guardian.co.uk, Thursday 12 August 2010 16.41 BST Article history An endangered snow leopard. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/REUTERS […]

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Field studies evaluating argali populations took place in Russia

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http://altai-sayan.org/news/detail.php?ID=766 28 July 2010 Field studies evaluating argali populations took place Between July 16 and 23rd, field work to assess transboundary argali populations took place as part of a program to study this rare and large subspecies of the arkhar sheep. The early results of the survey are now available. There are approximately 700 individuals […]

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WWF introduces Tuva journalists to the snow leopard (Mongun-Taiga district)

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“Tos Ertine”: Searching for the snow leopard 7 August 2010 This summer, Tuvan journalists had the fortuate opportunity to meet the living treasure of Tuva – the snow leopard. On July 21-23, the WWF organized a press- tour for journalists of GTRK “Tuva”, TK “Novyi Vek”, and journal “Plyus Inform” to visit the camp of […]

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WWF Altai-Sayan Newsletter issue #12: April – June, 2010

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WWF Russia and WWF Mongolia share the main achievements of both offices in Altai – Sayan Ecoregion regarding species conservation, protected areas, ecotourism, public awareness, education, eco clubs, fresh water. Several articles reference snow leopards: WWF Mongolia Argali population observation in transboundary area WWF Mongolia has been doing observation of argali sheep movement in the […]

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Letter to The Daily Times Editor, Pakistan Recommending scientific panel in Gilgit-Baltistan to monitor snow leopard

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Letters to the Editor, The Daily Times, 41-N, Industrial Area, Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan Phone: 92-42-5878614-19; Fax: 92-42-5878620 Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Endangered species Sir: The northern mountainous regions of the Himalayas, Karakoram, Hindu Kush and Pamir in Gilgit-Baltistan host some rare animals like the snow leopard and the Marco Polo sheep. However, the forests […]

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