Archive for September, 2010

 

Snow leopard may be Sochi 2014 Olympic mascot

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Snow leopard may be Sochi 2014 Olympic mascot 2010-09-18 20:30:00 Sochi (Russia), Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The snow leopard leads the competition for the mascot for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, organisers said Saturday. A nationwide competition to find a mascot for the 2014 Olympics kicked off Sep 1 in Russia’s Black Sea […]

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India: Wild encounter, the solitude of leopards

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Date:14/09/2010 URL: http://www.thehindu.com/thehindu/yw/2010/09/14/stories/2010091450431200.htm ——————————————————————————– WILD ENCOUNTER Solitude of leopards ROHINI RAMAKRISHNAN The leopards have struck again, scream the headlines of the national newspapers. Week after week, there have been updates, of pilgrims being attacked and the wild animal being caught. What’s happening you wonder, why are these animals attacking humans all of a sudden? But […]

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Pakistan: The vanishing wildlife

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http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=51806 Environment: The vanishing wildlife Air Marshal Ayaz A Khan (R) A civilised country guarantees security of life and honour of its citizens, preserves its flora fauna and conserves its birds and animals by proper laws, education and public awareness. In our criminalized society no one is safe any more. Human beings are routinely gunned […]

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UNDP/GEF press release regarding the Argut camera trapping in Altai-Sayan Ecoregion

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UNDP/GEF press release regarding the Argut camera trap press release: “With support from the UNDP/GEF project, a seminar for local residents took place in the Argut Valley village of Inegen on August 23-28, 2010. The seminar covered snow leopard monitoring using camera traps and was conducted as part of the Foundation for Sustainable Development of […]

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Dissecting lions and tigers (& snow leopards): Inside Nature’s Giants series 2, part III

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Dissecting lions and tigers: Inside Nature’s Giants series 2, part III Category: community • mammalogy Posted on: September 6, 2010 9:37 AM, by Darren Naish Given that big cats are more popular (among the general populace) than are either sharks or snakes, it’s predictable that this was the most discussed, most anticipated episode. Like the […]

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Tianshan’s Crown Exploring the land of glaciers and snow leopards

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English.news.cn 2010-09-06 08:02:14 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2010-09/06/c_13479848.htm by Chen Jie BEIJING, Sep. 6 (Xinhuanet) — The first Chinese expedition to Mount Tomur was politically driven: a move to declare the mountain part of China. It also confirmed Tomur as the highest peak in the Tianshan Mountains, opening the way to scientific expeditions. The breathtaking region in the Xinjiang […]

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Camera traps in Altai Nature Reserve

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Siberian scientists to track snow leopards using ‘photo traps’ 16:38 03/09/2010 Russian scientists will install special video cameras – so-called photo traps – to monitor endangered snow leopards in southwestern Siberia, the Altai Nature Reserve’s deputy security head said on Friday. Russia has an estimated total of 150 of the large mountain cats, which are […]

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