Archive for March, 2011

 

Book review: ‘The Snow Leopard: The True Story of an Amazing Rescue’ by Juliana Hatkoff

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Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 6:10 PM By Mary Penn | Bay County Library System The Bay City Times “Leo the Snow Leopard: The True Story of an Amazing Rescue” by Juliana Hatkoff Scholastic, 2010, 40 pages, $17.99, Ages 4 to 10 What would you do if you found a helpless snow leopard cub? A […]

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Putin’s animal antics questioned in Russia

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By Maria Antonova (AFP) – 19 hours ago MOSCOW — “There’s a good kitty, a pretty kitty,” Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was shown by state media telling snow leopard last weekend, who stared back at him, covered in fresh blood. The rare species is the latest to go under “personal control” of the Russian leader, […]

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The Snow Leopard Conservancy announces a special award for Rinchen Wangchuk

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Award for Outstanding Achievements in Community-Based Snow Leopard Conservation Presented to RINCHEN WANGCHUK Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy-India Trust In recognition of outstanding achievements in community-based snow leopard conservation SNOW LEOPARD CONSERVANCY U.S. March 2011 Rinchen Wangchuk, Founder-Director of the Snow Leopard Conservancy–India Trust, has received an Award for Outstanding Achievements in Community-Based Snow Leopard Conservation. […]

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SLN Chair’s letter regarding Mongolian government decision

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Dear SLN Members, You will be happy to know that because of the efforts and wishes of many of you, and the support of numerous individuals and institutions that joined hands together to convince the Government of Mongolia not to allow the killing of snow leopards in the name of so called ‘research’, permits for […]

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Meeting of the National Steering Committee for Project Snow Leopard, India

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Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of India 12th March 2011 Press Note Meeting of the National Steering Committee for Project Snow Leopard The Project Snow Leopard (PSL), inaugurated in January 2009, is a participatory conservation programme of the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) for strengthening wildlife conservation in the unique high altitudes of […]

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Mongolia revokes decision to allow leopard hunting for science

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English.news.cn 2011-03-23 20:45:12 ULAN BATOR, March 23 (Xinhua) — The Mongolian government had revoked a decision it made earlier this month to allow foreigners to hunt leopards for scientific purpose, local media reported Wednesday. Mongolian Environment and Tourism Minister L. Gansukh canceled the permission to kill four leopards for scientific purpose this year, after meeting […]

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Radio collar unfolding mysteries of snow leopard, Chitral District, Pakistan

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Sunday, March 20, 2011 PESHAWAR: The joint venture of Wildlife department and some international organizations to tie satellite radio collar to a snow leopard in Chitral district provided unique opportunity to researchers to explore and study the obscure habits of rare big cat. “Snow leopard is considered as cryptic in nature because the animal resides […]

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‘Ordinary guy’ Putin meets snow leopard

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‘Ordinary guy’ Putin meets snow leopard (AFP) – 6 hours ago MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stood metres away from a snow leopard in his latest stunt involving a threatened animal but insisted Monday he was just an “ordinary guy” in touch with Russia’s problems. Putin knelt metres away from the snow leopard, kept […]

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Army help sought for snow leopard conservation in India

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2011-03-14 14:10:00 New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The environment ministry has called upon the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to help in the conservation of the snow leopard, an endangered species whose population is rapidly dwindling. ‘There is need for more structured dialogue with the army and the ITBP to facilitate a […]

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Snow leopard population increasing in Bunji, Pakistan

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Snow leopard population increasing in Bunji Noor Aftab Sunday, March 13, 2011 Initiatives taken some couple of years back in Bunji, a small town some 50km away from Gilgit, to help increase population of endangered snow leopard have started showing tremendous results as local people claim that population of this fascinating specie has almost doubled […]

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