Archive for August, 2011

 

Predation Report From Baltistan Pakistan, Prepared by Ghulam Mohammad

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The Doghro village is located in Shigar valley Baltistan; at a distance of 80 km from Skardu Town. The altitude of this village is about 2500 m. There are 104 households with the population of 637. The main source of income of the village is agriculture and livestock. The pastures of the village are situated […]

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Cat among the People: Snow leopard conservation in India

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30 July 2011 Snow leopards share a particularly punishing habitat with people in the higher reaches of the Himalayas, with resources scarce and vegetation sparse. The conventional conservation model of separating wild animals and people simply does not work here. India’s green establishment is showing signs of accepting this reality, if only grudgingly BY Jay […]

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Using Technology to Stop Poachers: The Altai Project

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August 5, 2011 | In July 2011, TAP collaborators James Gibbs (SUNY-ESF) and Arkhar NGO led a pair of electronics hobbyists into remote Altai to install first generation electronic poacher detectors. They successfully installed 6 such detectors, and we are already getting reports that they are working nicely, with a few minor glitches in satellite […]

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Supreme Court in Russia’s Altai overrules acquittal of VIP poachers

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GORNO-ALTAISK, August 11 (RIA Novosti) he Altai Republic’s Supreme Court has overruled the acquittal of poachers, two of them high-ranking officials, convicted of hunting endangered mountain sheep, and ordered a retrial with a new panel of judges. A helicopter carrying government officials crashed near Chernaya Mountain in Altai in January 2009, killing seven people, including […]

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