Archive for December, 2010

 

Cameras keep eye on snow leopards in Spiti Valley, India

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2010-12-29 11:10:00 Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) The third eye is monitoring the movement of the highly endangered, elusive snow leopard in the cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh. And one of the camera traps has thrown up useful footage – of a pack of dogs attacking and injuring a snow leopard. With just about 750 snow […]

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The snow leopard: ghost of the mountains – Snow Leopard Trust/Panthera Mongolia research

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Friday 17 December 2010 Telegraph.co.uk Snow leopards face the threats of poaching, habitat loss and diminishing prey. In remotest Mongolia, a research team is keeping tabs on this iconic and elusive species By Nigel Richardson 7:00AM GMT 16 Dec 2010 The trail bike kicked up a plume of dust as it approached across the high […]

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Altaisky Zapovednik press release: snow leopard habitat study in the Argut River Valley (Altai Republic)

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PRESS RELEASE – Altaisky Zapovednik Mikhail Paltsyn, paltsyn@mail.ru 09 December 2010 On November 30, Altaisky Zapovednik finished an expedition to study snow leopard habitat in the Argut River Valley (Altai Republic). The expedition was organized as part of the UNDP/GEF project. Zapovednik staff, local residents from Inegen, and two Mongolian snow leopard specialists participated in […]

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Challenges of Climate Change in the Mountains Highlighted in Cancun

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Experts from leading institutions and government organisations working in the field of climate change in the Himalayan region called attention to mountain issues and challenges in the light of climate change. They linked these issues to the debate on how to mainstream the sustainable development agenda while planning adaptation and mitigation activities, including the management […]

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Wildlife genetics and its applications for snow leopard conservation in Nepal

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By Dibesh Karmacharya As they gracefully navigate through the high Himalayan mountain landscape, the elusive and endangered snow leopards exemplify nature’s greatest gift to all of us. Snow leopards are found throughout the Himalayan region. These magnificent creatures are the quintessential top carnivore, often the main balancing factor for all the downstream preys; sustaining the […]

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Kabul zoo officials in India seeking snow leopards

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(AFP) – 1 day ago KANPUR, India — A team of Afghan officials are in India to find an elephant and leopards for Kabul’s war-damaged zoo but transportation through Pakistan could be a problem, they said Thursday. The Afghan capital’s zoo suffered severe damage during Taliban’s 1996-2001 regime and the authorities are now working to […]

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