Archive for November, 2010

 

Snow leopard sighting/poaching increase in Kazakhstan 2010

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In Russian-language newspapers, there were accounts of a snow leopard sighting in the Dzhungarian Alatau area of Kazakhstan earlier this year. It was reported in an October 26 2010 article by reporter Aliya Akhmedieva at www.centrasia.ru for Radio “Azattyk” and also in Guns.Kz- a website for gun clubs in Kazakhstan. The person who saw and […]

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Livestock insurance program increases snow leopard population in Nepal

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The population of snow leopard inside Kanchenjunga Conservation Area has been secured with the introduction of livestock insurance scheme. Livestock owners had contributed NPR 55 for each number of animals they owned and a villager is entitled to receive NPR 2,500 if a snow leopard killed a cattle. Earlier, villagers used to set up snares […]

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Snow leopard skin seized in Palmar of Jammu, India, western Himalaya

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Based on villagers’ information on the smuggling of parts of wild animals by a group of smugglers, the police launched a manhunt in Palmar of Jammu, western Himalaya and confiscated a snow leopard from the arrested person. 6 November 2011 http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20101107/j&k.htm#16

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50 cattle killed by snow leopard in Khunzhrav, Pakistan

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50 cattle killed by snow leopard in Khunzhrav Posted on November 21, 2010 by Pamir Times| http://pamirtimes.net/ Khunzhrav (misspelled as Khunjrab), November 2010: The big cat (Snow Leopard) has killed over four dozen sheeps and goats belonging to Mirza Muhammad of Moorkhun village, in Gojal Valley. According to reports the beast attacked at night and […]

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Snow Leopard Survival Chances Melting Away Along With Glaciers, Kyrgyzstan

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Snow Leopard Survival Chances Melting Away Along With Glaciers Bişkek : Kyrgyzstan | Nov 18, 2010 By Ljubica Vujadinovic The 8,400 square kilometers of Kyrgyzstan’s glaciers, which account four per cent of the country’s territory, are now receding at a rate more than three times as fast as in the 1950s, the Institute of Hydro […]

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Stem cell surgery on snow leopard in Sydney, Australia, zoo

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Stem cells will hopefully change a leopard’s knee, not its spots Deborah Smith SCIENCE EDITOR November 20, 2010 …WHEN you are born to leap up rock faces that are almost vertical, an arthritic knee can be more of a pain than usual. That’s why one of Sydney’s snow leopards, Kamala, has become the first big […]

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Melting glaciers threaten wildlife in Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan is one of the most biodiverse areas of central Asia, but species are in danger from global warming. Pavol Stracansky Last Modified: 17 Nov 2010 10:39 GMT Glaciers cover more than four per cent of Kyrgystan, and scientists say the ice is melting [GALLO/GETTY] Kyrgyzstan’s glaciers are receding at what scientists say is an […]

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How cats lap

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http://web.mit.edu/preis/www/mypapers/cats_Science_Express_Reis_Aristoff_Stocker.pdf According to new research by Pedro M. Reis and Roman Stocker of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined by Sunghwan Jung of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Jeffrey M. Aristoff of Princeton this is how all cats drink. Writing in Science, the four engineers report that the cat’s lapping method depends on its instinctive […]

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Snow leopard population increases in Nepal’s Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA)

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Snow leopard population increases in Nepal Xinhua, November 11, 2010 The population of snow leopard inside Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in northeastern Nepal has gone up with the introduction of livestock insurance program that indemnifies domesticated animals against the attack of the large wild cat. According to Wednesday’s The Kathmandu Post daily, KCA management had […]

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Land of the Snow Leopard is preparing to receive tourists (Altai)

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http://altai.24krs.ru/news/detail.php?ID=807 29 Oct 2010 Master classes and a practical seminar on felted souvenirs took place in Kosh-Agach at the end of September. This event was hosted by the Fund for Sustainable Development of Altai as part of its project “Development and marketing of the transboundary Land of the Snow Leopard route. The project is aimed […]

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