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2014-09-15 03:00:14

Stephen Sautner, Wildlife Conservation Society In India's human dominated landscapes, the number 1 prey for leopards is man's best friend A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society reveals that in India's human dominated agricultural landscapes, where leopards prowl at night, it's not livestock that's primarily on the menu – it is man's best friend. The study, which looked at scat samples for leopards in India's Ahmednagar's district in Maharashtra, found that 87 percent...

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...

Russia, China To Set Up Cross-Border Reserve To Protect Endangered Amur Leopards
2013-04-08 07:00:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Amur leopard, one of the rarest big cats still in existence, will have a cross-border reserve set up in its favor, in order to protect the few remaining animals still in existence. Russia, which has been in talks with China since at least 2009, set up its own leopard habitat in early 2012 to try and bring the animal back from the brink of extinction. This year, the two Asian countries will set up a habitat that will span the...

Snow Leopard Cubs Caught On Camera Traps
2012-12-11 14:24:36

[ Watch the Video: Snow Leopard Cubs Seen On Camera Traps ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Footage of snow leopard cubs in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan was caught on camera trap surveys. As many as 300 of the 3,500 to 7,000 wild snow leopards live in the Tajik Pamirs. This area is considered to be a critical link between the southern and northern regions of the snow leopard's range, serving as a vital genetic corridor for the species. Panthera recently...

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...

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,...


Latest Snow Leopard Reference Libraries

Sri Lankan Leopard, Panthera pardus kotiya
2012-12-10 12:05:00

The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a subspecies of the leopard that is native to Sri Lanka. The range of this subspecies is highly fragmented, but in some areas, it does occur in high numbers. It prefers many types of habitats including rainforests, arid scrublands, evergreen monsoon forests, upper and lowland forests, and damp forests. The Sri Lankan leopard differs in size depending upon sex. Males can reach and average body length of about our feet with an average weight...

Long-tailed Goral, Naemorhedus caudatus
2012-09-24 09:31:33

The long-tailed goral (Naemorhedus caudatus), also known as the Chinese gray goral, is a species of wild goat that can be found in northern and eastern Asia. Its range includes China, Russia, and Korea. It prefers a habitat in mountainous regions with little vegetation and rocky ground. This species lives near crevices, which it uses for safety and shelter. Occasionally, these goats can be found in the area of evergreen or deciduous forests. The long-tailed goral differs in size depending...

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2007-01-19 19:00:13

Arabian leopard (Panthera pardus nimr) is a smaller subspecies of leopard than that of its cousins in Asia and Africa. It is a critically endangered and their population trend is still declining. The Arabian leopard lives in Israel, UAE, Yemen and Oman. Habitat & Behavior They are not leopards of the open desert and bush, but instead live in the high mountains of Arabia. It preys on mountain goats, foxes, and other mountain-dwelling animals. Each adult leopard has their own range that...

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2007-01-19 18:55:27

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), whose habitat is currently confined to the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, is the northernmost subspecies of leopard. It is also known as the Far-East leopard and the Siberian leopard. It is extremely close to extinction, with only about 35 still living in the wild. Habitat destruction and the fur trade have diminished its numbers dramatically. This has resulted in it being the world's most rare cat on Earth today. Behavior Although their range...

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2007-01-19 18:43:37

The African leopard is the most common subspecies leopard with the least conservation concern. Physical Description The African leopard has an elongated body with relatively short, stocky legs. They have short rounded ears and long sensitive whiskers. Leopards have long tails that helps them to balance in trees. The African leopard varies in base color throughout Africa, depending on the location and habitat. They can vary from reddish brown, cream and dark yellow. Some leopards are...

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