Archive for February, 2012

 

Crime chiefs agree to get tough on illegal tiger trade

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By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17041183 Crime chiefs from countries with populations of wild tigers have agreed to work together in order to combat the illegal trade in the big cats. Heads of police and customs from 13 nations agreed to tighten controls and improve cross-border co-operation at a two-day meeting in Bangkok. […]

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Power project in Uttarakhand hits green tribunal hurdle

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Flowers will continue to bloom in the world heritage site Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand as the National Green Tribunal has stayed work on a controversial power project in buffer zone of the Valley that was approved by the environment ministry. The tribunal this week stayed the approval given by the ministry to GMR Energy […]

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Elusive snow leopards seen thriving in Bhutan park

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(Reuters) – The elusive, endangered snow leopard is apparently thriving in a park in Bhutan, as seen in camera trap images released on Tuesday by the government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund. Over 10,000 pictures of the snow leopards were captured last October and November by four cameras placed in Wangchuck Centennial Park as […]

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Congratulations to Rod Jackson for his nomination for the Indianapolis Prize

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/12/MNU11MQII3.DTL&type=science&ao=2 Rodney Jackson on a mission to save the snow leopard Meredith May, Chronicle Staff Writer, SFgate.com Sunday, February 12, 2012 Biologist Rodney Jackson can pinpoint the moment he transformed from a student of nature to a full-blown conservationist. While walking along a river in Nepal in 1977, he came upon the skinned carcass of […]

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Snow leopard reemerges in Chitral forests

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http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/27/snow-leopard-reemerges-in-chitral-forests.html CHITRAL, Jan 26: Snow leopard was spotted in the forests near Bakamak and Shali villages in Chitral district on Wednesday and Thursday after long disappearance. An official of the local wildlife department told Dawn on Thursday that the big cat appeared near Bakamak and Shali areas but heavy snowfall forced it into moving to […]

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Embryonic stem cells may help in saving snow leopards: City scientist

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http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-24/lucknow/30658427_1_ips-cells-monash-institute-cell-types LUCKNOW: The cultivation of embryonic stem-like cells made up from the tissue of an adult leopard, by Rajneesh Verma, has come as a ray of hope for scientists working to save the snow leopard. Rajneesh, a native of Lucknow is presently working at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Rajneesh has pursued his studies from […]

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WWF-Pak, IMC hold travelling nature carnival

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http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\01\23\story_23-1-2012_pg7_10 KARACHI: As many as 2,500 people from various spheres of life, including schools, colleges and universities students, participated in annual Travelling Nature Carnival held here at PAF Museum Sunday, organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Pakistan in collaboration with Indus Motor Company (IMC). The carnival was aimed at motivating and involving youth and […]

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Dutch Father & Son Caught with Snow Leopard Bones

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http://www.expatica.com/nl/news/dutch-news/dutch-police-find-40-boxes-of-rare-animal-bones_202642.html Dutch police find 40 boxes of rare animal bones Two Dutch men were arrested after police discovered 40 boxes filled with animal bones, including those of a rare snow leopard, in the northeastern city of Emmen, a police spokesman said Friday. “Police received a tip-off about the men and when they searched two homes […]

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