Archive for November, 2011

 

Snow leopard research center to be set up at Kibber – Spiti

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Shimla: Raising conservation concerns for preserving the habitat of snow leopards, – the rare big cats that roam across some of the coldest zones on earth, wildlife wardens in collaboration with Mysore based National Conservation Foundation (NCF) have drawn up plans to set up a research centre in Spiti valley. Chief wildlife warden AK Gulati […]

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New WWF camera trap captures snow leopard in Nepal

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Posted on 22 November 2011 Camera traps installed by WWF in the Nepalese Himalayas last month have captured their first picture of an endangered snow leopard. The cameras are part of a community monitoring project that will help WWF estimate number of snow leopards in area and determine the best way to conserve them. “The […]

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Jackson eyed for Indianapolis Prize

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By Emily Charrier-Botts INDEX-TRIBUNE ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Nov 21, 2011 – 06:57 PM Dr. Rodney Jackson is hoping third time really is the charm after learning he has been again named as a finalist for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize, awarded for efforts in wildlife conservation. Jackson is the founder of the Boyes Hot Springs-based Snow Leopard […]

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Snow leopard sightings reported in the Mustang district, Nepal

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Headlines Himalaya, No. 183 November15 -21, 2011 Medini Prajapati & Raju Jati, Editorial Team In west Nepal, three snow leopards have been sighted in lower areas of Mustang district. 16 November, The Kathmandu Post, Kantipur

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Snow leopard – Poster child of the Himalayas: Bhutan Climate Summit

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Nov 18, 2011 Save snow leopards to save Himalayas Saving its trans-Himalayan habitat is the first step to saving the species Bhutan Climate Summit In the face of climate vulnerability in the Himalayan and trans-Himalayan regions, it is important to secure connected climate resilient habitat areas for the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) in the large […]

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Regional cooperation on climate change key to future of Eastern Himalayas

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Posted on 17 November 2011 | Thimphu, Bhutan – Regional adaptation to extreme weather events and the impacts of climate change on endangered alpine species like snow leopards featured prominently at a WWF-led session in the lead up to the Climate Summit for Living Himalayas today, a high-level event that aims to work out a […]

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Snow leopards spotted in western Nepal (by SLN member Bikram Shrestha)

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English.news.cn 2011-11-16 12:20:37 KATHMANDU, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) — Conservationists are elated with the sighting of three snow leopards in lower areas of Mustang district in western Nepal recently, local media reported on Wednesday. Due to their inherently rare and mysterious character, these critically endangered mammals, scientifically known as Uncia, are often seen by a few […]

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Indian researcher’s work in Australia holds hope for wild cats

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Deep Saxena, Hindustan Times Lucknow, November 10, 2011 First Published: 19:20 IST(10/11/2011) Last Updated: 19:26 IST(10/11/2011) Cats may mythically have nine lives, but wild cats — pushed to the brink of extinction — have not been as lucky by any stretch of imagination. Indian PhD student Rajneesh Verma’s work in Australia, however, holds the promise […]

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Slideshow: Tibet’s snow leopards, by SLN Member J Marc Foggin

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November 08, 2011 Local herders are central to protecting the snow leopard in the source area of the Yangtze River. J Marc Foggin introduces a series of photos documenting the community conservation project. The first joint planning meeting with nature reserve staff and local herders occurred in Suojia in 2007, inaugurating a new collaboration based […]

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Gazprom Over Nature

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08 November 2011 ByVladimir Ryzhkov Russia’s first chief of the secret police, Alexander Benkendorf, served two centuries ago under Tsar Nicholas I, and it is his portrait that should be hanging in every office at the Federal Security Service and Interior Ministry. Benkendorf gave a classic definition of the Russian authorities’ relationship to the law […]

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