Archive for February, 2011

 

Gilgit-Baltistan Wildlife department to probe leopard death, Pakistan

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Snow Leopard dies in Wildlife Dept’s custody DAWN.COM February 26, 2011 (2 days ago) The villagers claimed that they had caught the wild cat alive.—File photo SKARDU: A Snow Leopard which had spread terror among villagers allegedly died in the custody of the Wildlife Department on Saturday. The wild-cat had come out of a forest […]

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Snow leopard heads trio of Sochi 2014 mascots

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Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:59pm EST MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin got his wish when a snow leopard, polar bear and hare were chosen as the official mascots of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday. Putin, who was largely responsible for Sochi’s successful bid to host the 2014 Games, said earlier […]

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Collaborative Snow Leopard Conservation Project finally taking off, India

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Nod for snow leopard project Rakesh Lohumi Tribune News Service Shimla, February 21 The Snow Leopard Conservation Project will finally take off in the cold desert of Spiti with the Centre releasing the first instalment of Rs 80 lakh for the implementation of Rs 5.5 crore project. The most remarkable feature of the project is […]

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Fast decline in fascinating snow leopards population, Pakistan

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Islamabad Noor Aftab for The International News Sunday, February 20, 2011 Islamabad Though extinction of wildlife species in Pakistan is not new as well as ‘astonishing’ phenomenon but for those who care it would be quite disappointing that fast decline in population of fascinating snow leopards in mountain ranges has now clearly indicated their near-disappearance […]

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A unique safari through Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

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Dawn.com: Monday 21st February 2011 ISLAMABAD: Tourists can now see snow leopards in their natural habitat on the sky-high mountainous terrains of Gilgit-Baltistan. An adventure safari provides an opportunity for tourists to visit the mighty mountains in the country’s extreme north and capture fantastic scenes where these wild animals, also known as “big cats” by […]

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Young snow leopard found dead in Darvaz district, Tajikistan 8 February 2011

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By SLN member Stefan Michel* At the 8 February 2011, approximately 2:30 pm a young dead snow leopard was found in Darvaz district of Tajikistan’s GBAO province. The area south of village Zighar, located immediately at the Pyanj River at the border with Afghanistan is since several years managed as a private conservancy “M-Sayed” and […]

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From Yellowstone to the Karakorums: A journey to understand conflicts with large carnivores

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Written by SLN member Tanya Rosen, NRCC Research Associate. Reprinted from: NRCC News (Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative) annual newsletter: bridging science and policy to advance conservation. Fall 2010, issue 23(1). 12-13. It is a warm July evening and the bus of the Northern Areas Transportation Company has just pulled into Skardu, after a 29-hour exhilarating […]

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Ignored management issues in the Khunjerab National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

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Hussain Ali PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi/Snow Leopard Foundation Khunjerab National Park (KNP) is situated in the extreme North of the Pakistan and lies between 36o North and 75oEast. Its area is 226,913 ha. It was established in 1975, on the recommendations of famous zoologist George Schaller, with Marco polo sheep as flag species. At that […]

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