Archive for March, 2014

 

First Ever Pictures of Snow Leopard Making a Kill

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Photographer Adam Riley recently captured an incredible series of photos, showing a snow leopard successfully hunting blue sheep. For more information and to see the photos, please see http://petapixel.com/2014/02/24/incredible-story-behind-first-ever-snow-leopard-kill-caught-camera/ or http://www.snowleopard.org/a-view-to-a-kill?pid=154&pageid=7642

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Snow Leopard Poachers Arrested in Mongolia

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Thanks to Snow Leopard Network member Enkhbayar for sharing this news story: http://www.mongolia.panda.org/en/?216190/Offenders-who-illegally-hunted-snow-leopard-have-been-arrested

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First Pictures of Kyrgyzstan’s Snow Leopards

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SLN member organisation the Snow Leopard Trust recently released the first ever camera trap photos of snow leopards from Kyrgyzstan, which were captured as part of a snow leopard population assessment that they are conducting. For more information and to see the pictures, please see http://www.snowleopard.org/first-pictures-of-kyrgyzstans-snow-leopards?pid=111&pageid=7598

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Snow Leopards Photographed by Trap Camera in Pakistan

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Richard Bischof of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and SLN member Muhammad Ali Nawaz of the Snow Leopard Foundation of Pakistan are conducting a Pakistani snow leopard study using scat analysis and camera trapping. Their results so far have recently been published a report in the journal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution. For more […]

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Snow Leopard Conservation and Research Facility Planned in Spiti

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The Himachal Pradesh State Wildlife Department and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is setting up a research centre that will serve as a base for a long-term radio collaring project. For more information, see http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/developmental-issues/HP-to-launch-snow-leopard-research-conservation-facility-in-Spiti/articleshow/29174501.cms

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Snow leopards get a helping hand from Cumbrian conservationists

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20 January, 2014 A group of researchers from the University of Cumbria will be investigating the Kazakh snow leopard population. For more information and a video, please see http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2014-01-20/snow-leopards-get-a-helping-hand-from-cumbria/

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Snow Leopards Photographed for the 1st Time in Uzbekistan

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Camera trap images of snow leopards have been captured for the first time in Uzbekistan, through a joint Panthera/ WWF project. For more details and to see one of the pictures, see http://www.livescience.com/42641-snow-leopard-camera-trap-photos.html  

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Crowd funding used for snow leopard conservation in India

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Source: http://www.siliconindia.com/realestate/news/WWFIndia-Joins-Hands-with-Tata-Housing-to-Create-CrowdFunding-Campaign-nid-159422.html WWF-India Joins Hands with Tata Housing to Create Crowd-Funding Campaign Monday, January 13, 2014 New Delhi: In a significant step towards garnering more support and awareness for snow leopard conservation in India, WWF-India, in partnership with Tata Housing Development Company, launched Project Save Our Snow Leopards (SOS) by unveiling the SOS online crowd-funding […]

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