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Nepal Safeguards Four Sacred Himalayan Lakes, some in snow leopard range area

Nepal Safeguards Four Sacred Himalayan Lakes, some in snow leopard range area

Source: Environmental News Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, December 24, 2007 (ENS) - To commemorate the Ghunsa tragedy, in which the lives of 24 conservationists from the Nepalese government and WWF were lost in a helicopter crash, the government of Nepal has announced the designation of four new high altitude Wetlands of ...
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India’s Largest Wildlife Trade Racket Busted

India’s Largest Wildlife Trade Racket Busted

In one of the biggest wildlife cases this decade, the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police with the assistance of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) seized 3 tiger skins and 3 tiger skeletons. Sixteen people were arrested, including wildlife trader Shabeer Hasan Qureshi who is an ...
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Man-animal conflict flares up in Poonch, India

Man-animal conflict flares up in Poonch, India

Source: merinews.com October 30, 2007- WITH MILITANCY on the wane, though temporarily, the frontier district of Poonch is caught up in different kind of violence. Man-animal conflict is taking dangerous turns. According to the Forest and Wildlife officials, irate residents of a Poonch village axed a female bear and her ...
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Wild snow leopard captured after killing 50 sheep

Wild snow leopard captured after killing 50 sheep

A wild snow leopard that killed 50 sheep has been captured and put in a zoo in northwest China's Qinghai Province. The big cat haunted the Qijia village, Gonghe county of the province, and attacked the sheep before angry villagers finally decided to hunt it. They chased the leopard on ...
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Santa Barbara Zoo’s Snow Leopard Festival a Success

Santa Barbara Zoo’s Snow Leopard Festival a Success

Source: The Santa Barbara Independent December 6, 2007- Snow in Santa Barbara? Not likely. Today, however, thousands of people flocked to the Santa Barbara Zoo to take a look at animals and children frolicking in more that 40 tons of snow. It was all part of the Snow Leopard Festival, ...
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Huge stockpile of furs of endangered species burnt

Huge stockpile of furs of endangered species burnt

December 5, 2007 By IANS Srinagar : Wildlife authorities in the Kashmir Valley have torched nearly eight truckloads of furs and skins of endangered animals, worth an estimated Rs.99 million ($2.5 million) in the international market, as part of its efforts to stop the illegal trade. The huge stockpile, including ...
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Animal Skins Burnt by Kashmir Authorities, Including over 100 Snow Leopard Items

Source: http://telegraph.co.uk December 4, 2007- Animal skins and body parts worth millions of pounds have been ceremonially burned in the Indian state of Kashmir. The destruction of the skins from some of India's most endangered species was the latest phase of a campaign to stamp out the illegal trade. Eight ...
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Jackson Zoo Hosts “Snow Day” to Benefit Snow Leopard Conservation

Jackson Zoo Hosts “Snow Day” to Benefit Snow Leopard Conservation

The Jackson Zoo in partnership with the International Snow Leopard Trust, an organizational member of the Snow Leopard Network, hosted a "Snow Day" on December first to increase snow leopard awareness and celebrate this cold-weather species. For more information, see http://www.jacksonzoo.org/media/documents/071127SnowDayattheZoo.pdf ...
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SLN Member Indianapolis Prize

SLN Member Indianapolis Prize

Snow Leopard Network member Rod Jackson was nominated for the $100,000 Indianapolis Prize for his work through the Snow Leopard Conservancy. For more information on the prize, see http://www.indyzoo.com/content.aspx?cid=778 ...
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SLN Member George Schaller Named Time Magazing “Hero of the Planet”

SLN Member George Schaller Named Time Magazing “Hero of the Planet”

**NEWS RELEASE** CONTACT: STEPHEN SAUTNER: (1-718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org) JOHN DELANEY: (1-718-220-3275; jdelaney@wcs.org) Wildlife Conservation Society’s George Schaller Named “Hero of the Planet” by Time Magazine NOVEMBER 13, 2007 – Renowned conservationist Dr. George Schaller of the Wildlife Conservation Society was recently named by Time Magazine as one of 60 “Heroes of ...
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