Archive for October, 2012

 

Saving the Snow Leopard With Microfinance

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Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/special/environment/eng/saving-the-snow-leopa rd-with-microfinance.html#ixzz27fNu9J7M> http://www.themoscowtimes.com/special/environment/eng/saving-the-snow-leopar d-with-microfinance.html#ixzz27fNu9J7M The Moscow Times ULUGAN, Altai Republic – In the mountain villages of southern Siberia where Russia abuts China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, the price of sheep’s wool has increased tenfold since 2009. Once, it could be bought for 5 rubles a kilogram, but today local farmers are reluctant to sell […]

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Viral infection hits Himalayan blue sheep in wild

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Shimla, Sep 20 (IANS) – The Himalayan blue sheep or bharal, an important prey of the endangered snow leopard, is under threat in the wild from a highly contagious viral infection in the Spiti Valley, the state’s northernmost part that runs parallel to the Tibetan border. Wildlife officials say a large number of blue sheep […]

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National Geographic Explorer of the Week: Tshewang Wangchuk

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Congratulations to Snow Leopard Network member Tshewang Wangchuk for being featured by National Geographic! National Geographic – Explorer Tshewang Wangchuk possesses an unusual collection of three hundred scat samples from elusive snow leopards in Bhutan. He gathered these samples with a grant from National Geographic in 2009 to examine the snow leopard population status and […]

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