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Endangered Wildlife Threatened By Cashmere Trade
2013-07-25 07:28:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Growing demand for cashmere in Western markets is threatening several types of endangered creatures, including the snow leopard native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia, claims new research appearing in the August issue of the journal Conservation Biology. According to BBC News science reporter Melissa Hogenboom, the number of domestic cashmere goats in regions of Central Asia have nearly tripled over the past two decades in...

2013-07-12 23:28:42

An international research team including members of the Snow Leopard Trust encounters a 2-week-old wild snow leopard cub in its den; a rare glimpse of the first days in the life of these endangered, elusive cats. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Finding a wild snow leopard cub in its den is rare and exciting in its own right – the first ever such encounter took place only last year. This most recent discovery could be particularly significant though, as the international team of...

2013-04-12 23:00:21

SOS — Save Our Species (SOS), has funded a series of community-based programs to help save the endangered snow leopards in Pakistan, to according to Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 Report From: Endangered Earth News SOS — Save Our Species (SOS), has funded a series of community-based programs to help save the endangered snow leopards in Pakistan, according to according to...

2012-09-12 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) grants totaling $205,000 to be awarded to 11 projects. “Supported by AZA´s Conservation Endowment Fund, scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their partners are at the cutting edge...

First Snow Leopards Captured, Collared And Released In Afghanistan
2012-07-18 18:42:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online During a recent expedition two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research. The team successfully captured and released the male snow leopards on May 27 and June 8 respectively. Each cat was weighed, measured, fitted with a Vectronix satellite collar, and DNA...

2012-07-16 23:00:30

Thirty percent of snow leopard habitat may be lost in the Himalayas, due to treeline shift. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 A new study shows that climate change presents a heightened threat for snow leopards in the Himalaya Mountains, according to conservation group World Wildlife Fund. The study, carried out by WWF scientists and published in the journal Biological Conservation, shows that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase steadily, 30 percent of snow leopard habitat...

Snow Leopard Mother And Cubs Captured On Film In Mongolia
2012-07-15 08:06:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, two dens with mother snow leopards and their cubs have been located, allowing an extraordinary look into the lives of these mysterious cats. Located in the Tost Mountains in Mongolia, these snow leopards have given scientists from Panthera and the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) the experience of capturing the first footage of the intimacies between a mother and her cubs. Snow leopards are elusive and solitary...

2012-07-13 23:02:06

For the first time ever, researchers working with the Snow Leopard Trust and Panthera have been able to locate and video cubs within a den site belonging to the rare and endangered snow leopard. South Gobi, Mongolia (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 After a month of intensive searching, a research team has located the den sites of two female snow leopards and captured astonishing videos of a young cub resting inside a den with its mother. Using GPS radio collars, an international team of scientists...

First Ever Videos Recorded In Mongolia Of Snow Leopard Mother And Cubs In Dens
2012-07-13 13:06:43

Unprecedented footage provides glimpse into the world of young snow leopards For the first time, the den sites of two female snow leopards and their cubs have been located in Mongolia's Tost Mountains, with the first known videos taken of a mother and cubs, located and recorded by scientists from Panthera, a wild cat conservation organization, and the Snow Leopard Trust (SLT). Watch the videos and view a photo gallery. Because of the snow leopard's secretive and elusive nature,...

First Camera Trap Photos Of Rare Leopard In China
2012-04-25 11:04:59

Estimates of Amur leopards grows with new information The first-known camera trap photos of an Amur leopard in China have recently been taken by protected area staff in Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve in Jilin Province according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Coupled with Jilin Province's recent announcement of a survey estimating 8-11 leopards across that northern province, the photographs suggest that leopards may be returning to China. Beginning last month, the...


Latest Snow Leopard Trust Reference Libraries

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2007-01-19 14:10:24

The snow leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia), sometimes known as the ounce, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of central and south Asia. The taxonomic position of this species has been subject to change. In the past, many taxonomists included the snow leopard in the genus Panthera, with several of the other largest felids. It was later placed in its own genus, Uncia. However, most recent molecular studies place the species firmly within the genus Panthera, although the exact...

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