Sep 012017
 
Global leaders head critical summit to save the snow leopard and its habitat

International Snow Leopard Summit and Ecosystem Forum, 23- 25 August, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan: World leaders will begin critical talks over the future of the snow leopard and its habitat; the headwaters for rivers on which hundreds of millions directly depend as a source of freshwater. WWF urges snow leopard range countries*, which include political powerhouses China, […]

Dec 092016
 
The Snow Leopard's best friend

Zoo exhibits and photographs are as close as Shafqat Hussain has ever gotten to snow leopards. But in the Himalaya mountains of northern Pakistan, he might be their best ally. Trained as an economist and anthropologist, Hussain became a de facto wildlife conservationist after working on sustainable rural development projects in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region. There, […]

Apr 042015
 
Extreme birdwatching: Twitching in war zones

Paul Rendell didn’t think he was in trouble. High up in the mountains, in a remote, lushly-forested corner of the Philippines, the pensioner from Dorset had envisaged a peaceful day amid spectacular scenery. Then the bullets started whistling around him. “We all dived to the ground,” Mr Rendell said. “Our guide Carlitos was shot immediately […]

Aug 072013
 
Quest to save the snow leopard

Two decades after he first aimed his rifle at one of the world’s rarest mammals, Karmal was again on the hunt for the elusive snow leopard. Stalking through the mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan, he was getting closer. There were paw prints in the sand and scratch marks on the limestone boulders, signs that the leopard […]

Aug 012013
 
Migrating Birds Slaughtered by Afghan Hunters - Shocking Video

Untold numbers of migratory birds are being caught and killed every year in Afghanistan, helping drive species like the Siberian Crane to the verge of extinction. Hunters say other bird populations are also declining rapidly, raising fears among environmentalists. Noar Agha loads small stones into the leather pouch attached to his homemade sling shot. “This […]