Archive for December, 2011

 

UNESCO Accepts World Heritage Site Nomination for Great Himalayan National Park

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Already many National Parks across India have been honoured to have their names in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Now joining them soon will be the Great Himalayan National Park located in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The nomination for the prestigious status for the National Park had been sent by the Himachal […]

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Five Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Recipients Announced

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The Snow Leopard Conservation Grants Program (SLCGP) will be funding five projects in 2012. This year, thanks largely to the generosity of our important partner the Whitley Fund for Nature (www.whitleyaward.org), we are able to provide an unprecedented level of support for snow leopards since the inception of SLCGP. This is a 60 % improvement […]

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Snow Leopard Conservation Project Voted Number One in Competition Hosted by BBC World News and Newsweek

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Wildlife Charity Wins World Challenge Competition Snow Leopard Conservation Project Voted Number One in Competition Hosted by BBC World News and Newsweek November 30th, 2011—Seattle, WA A program developed by the Snow Leopard Trust, a Seattle-based conservation organization, has won first place in the World Challenge. The program, called ‘Snow Leopard Enterprises,’ was created to […]

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Snow leopards return to Kargil areas

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Jammu, November 28 – Tribune India With peace in the Kargil sector, snow leopards are again seen in the area. Due to the Kargil War in 1999, most of the wildlife species, including snow leopards, had abandoned their habitats in Kargil. However, with the improvement in the situation, a big cat with two cubs had […]

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First camera-trap image of Nepal’s Snow Leopard released

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Kathmandu, Nepal – The first picture of a snow leopard taken by a camera trap on 24 October 2011 in Khambachen valley of Kangchenjunga was released today by WWF-Nepal. Ten camera traps (Moultrie D- 40) were installed in the valleys of Nagphinda, Khambachen, Lohanak and Jimbubari in Kangchenjunga Conservation Area in October 2011 under a […]

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Snow Leopards caught on camera on Altai Republic’s Chikhacheva Ridge

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November 29, 2011 – Congratulations to Sergei Spitsyn and Misha Paltsyn! Pictures available here: http://altaiproject.org/?p=2061 Participants in an expedition sponsored jointly by Arkhar and Altaisky State Biosphere Reserve have obtained the first images of snow leopard and manul (Pallas) cat on the Russian side of Altai Republic’s Chikhacheva Ridge using camera traps. The first stage […]

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Himalayan Snow Leopard Numbers Less Than Previously Thought

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Himalayan Snow Leopard Numbers Less Than Previously Thought (via redOrbit)

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