Archive for May, 2013

 

Snow leopard cub rescued from Khunjerab riverbank in Gojal Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

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Thanks to SLN member Jaffar Ud Din for alerting us to the attached article, a heartwarming account of a snow leopard cub being saved by Pakistan’s Snow Leopard Foundation, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. X13V0FSLF_SL cub_Rescued_Pakistan

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Study Says Climate Change May Trigger Habitat Loss for Snow Leopard

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Source: Headline Himalaya A study titled “Conservation and Climate Change: Assessing the Vulnerability of Snow Leopard Habitat to Tree Line Shift in the Himalaya” has indicated that of the estimated 270,000 km2 of Snow Leopard habitat in the Himalayan region, about 30% may be lost due to tree line shrinking and shifting of the alpine […]

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Snow Leopard Reemerges in Chitral Forest

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Thanks to Headline Himalaya for alerting us to this story: Source: http://dawn.com/2012/01/27/snow-leopard-reemerges-in-chitral-forests-2/ 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 […]

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New Collar for Snow Leopard (English and Russian)

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Thanks to SLN member Jennifer Castner for providing the English translation to the Russian language article below. To read the article in its original Russian, see this link: http://sayanzapoved.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=165%3A2013-03-26-06-46-30&catid=35%3Anews&Itemid=68 Translation is as follows: In Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia), Mongol the snow leopard has a new satellite collar. He was caught by the Reserve’s […]

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Kazakh Activists Protest Ski Resort to be Built in Snow Leopard Habitat

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Source: http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2005649&c=setreg&region=2 Author: Valere Tjolle Mass mountain protest against mega ski resort in rare snow leopard territory – Letter sent to President signed by 7,000 campaigners gets snubbed, so “Flesh Mob” take to the snowy peaks to protest. The central part of the National Park – Kok-Zhailyau gorge – is planned to become a place […]

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Yak Herder Captures Footage of Snow Leopards in Bhutan

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Thanks to SLN member Tshewang Wangchuk for alerting us to the footage below of three snow  leopards, taken by a yak herder with cameras supplied by the Bhutan Foundation. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=iTLnKmH6T90&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DiTLnKmH6T90

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