Archive for February, 2013

 

Snow Leopard In Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary

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January 2013: Presenting the first-ever evidence of the snow leopard Panthera unica in Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh, a recently-published paper has recommended further studies to help generate baseline information for conservation of this endangered species. The snow leopard in Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary was sighted dragging its kill (a young ibex) by researchers – […]

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Snow Leopard populations in decline due to illegal trade

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The trading of big cat pelts is nothing new, but recent demand for snow leopard pelts and taxidermy mounts has added a new commodity to the illegal trade in wildlife products, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Traditionally, the market for large cat products has centered around tiger bones and parts for traditional Chinese […]

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Unlikely conservationist helping to save Nepal’s snow leopards

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‘Yak insurance’ plan saving Nepal’s snow leopard KATHMANDU: The remorse felt by Himali Chungda Sherpa after he killed three snow leopard cubs in retaliation for his lost cattle inspired him to set up a scheme to prevent other herders from doing the same. Sherpa lost his cattle near Ghunsa village at the base of Mount […]

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Jumolhari Snow Leopard Conservation Program Launched

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The Bhutan Foundation recently announced the Jumolhari Snow Leopard Conservation Program, which engages two communities located in snow leopard habitat, to conserve snow leopards in the area of the Jumolhari trek. This program is supported by the Snow Leopard Conservancy, Jigme Dorji National Park, the Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division, and the Bhutan Foundation. Bhutan […]

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Four-year ecosystem conservation project announced for Asia’s mountainous regions

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USAID partners with the Snow Leopard Trust to launch a new four-year ecosystem conservation project. Details from the USAID blog are as follows: ‘”USAID’s missions around the world are raising awareness of the interconnectedness between human and wildlife welfare in developing countries. Here in Kyrgyzstan, we announced on Saturday the launch of a new four-year […]

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Panthera Camera Traps Catch Snow Leopards In Tajikistan

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‘Footage of snow leopard cubs in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan was caught on camera trap surveys. As many as 300 of the 3,500 to 7,000 wild snow leopards live in the Tajik Pamirs. This area is considered to be a critical link between the southern and northern regions of the snow leopard’s range, serving […]

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Snow leopard skin seized by police in Dehradun

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Thanks to SLN member Belinda Wright for this information: “A snow leopard skin was seized by police in Dehradun on Wednesday morning, 5 December 2012. The Special Task Force of the Uttarahand Police arrested two people.” Zeenews.india.com elaborates: Poacher arrested with snow leopard’s skin “Dehradun: A suspected poacher was arrested on Wednesday by the special […]

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