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China sets up highest wildlife research site in NW Qinghai XINING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese zoologists have set up a wildlife research site in the altitude-4600 meters plateau of Qinghai, the highest in the country, an official with the Hol Xil Natural Reserve Administration said on Saturday.
An unexpected heavy snowfall in the Ladakh region of India may mean the death of around 90,000 Pashmina goats.
By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Internet shoppers in search of the exotic have sparked a booming trade that is threatening the existence of many endangered species, a report on Tuesday said.
Internet shoppers in search of the exotic have sparked a booming trade that is threatening the existence of many endangered species, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.