Archive for October, 2014
October 23rd is International Snow Leopard Day! To celebrate, the Snow Leopard Network is launching the updated Snow Leopard Survival Strategy, available here.
A WCS scientist has developed a smartphone app that helps law enforcement and military personnel identify illegal endangered species products in China, Afghanistan, and Viet Nam. The app allows the user to narrow the product down to the likely species, and also provides advice from expert taxonomists in eight hours. Heidi Kretser thought of the […]
Snow Leopard Trust trap cameras have captured images of a snow leopard catching a marmot in Kyrgyzstan. For more information or to see the pictures as a time-lapse video, see http://www.snowleopard.org/snow-leopard-marmot?utm_source=Snow+Leopard+Trust+Enews&utm_campaign=b52bfdc6fd-2014_Enews_October&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc286e56f5-b52bfdc6fd-90187233&goal=0_cc286e56f5-b52bfdc6fd-90187233&mc_cid=b52bfdc6fd&mc_eid=285c1ab674
Residents of Upper Manang Village in Nepal have reportedly sighted a snow leopard, which took a yak calf. This is the first time a snow leopard is thought to have entered the village. A local resident is quoted as feeling lucky to have had the opportunity to see a snow leopard, which is a positive […]
Congratulations to a group of Snow Leopard Conservation Grants recipients, who have successfully completed the first phase of their population survey in the Almaty State Reserve, and had an article about their work published in the Astana Times. The full article is available here: http://www.astanatimes.com/2014/09/international-team-finishes-first-phase-snow-leopard-conservation-project/ Please note the misprint – they were awarded $15,000 in […]
A snow leopard has been reportedly captured by trap camera for the first time in the Qomolangma National Nature Reserve in Tibet. For more information and photos are available here: http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2014/09-25/49678.shtml Source: Chinese news website ecns.cn