How snow leopard saviour helped protect endangered species by tackling ‘retaliation killings’ in Himalayas

How snow leopard saviour helped protect endangered species by tackling ‘retaliation killings’ in Himalayas

An Indian conservationist who helped save the highly endangered snow leopard by tackling “retaliation killings” in the Himalayas has won a prestigious award from a UK wildlife charity for his pioneering work. Snow leopards live high in the mountains of central Asia but have suffered huge declines in numbers as climate change melts their icy […]

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Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

The rare and secretive snow leopard is one of the few beasts that has captured human imagination. Fewer than 7,000 Panthera uncia are expected to persist over Asia’s high mountains, according to the red list of threatened species. A fifth of them dwell in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains, the world’s third-highest environment after the Himalayan and […]

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Myanmar’s snowcapped north is a haven for large mammals, new study finds

Myanmar’s snowcapped north is a haven for large mammals, new study finds

The Hkakaborazi landscape at the northern tip of Myanmar is dominated by precipitous snowcapped peaks that tower over rainforest-cloaked slopes and valleys below. Rugged and remote, the region is home to Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, Hkakabo Razi, which rises to 5,881 meters (19,295 feet) close to where the borders of Myanmar, India and China meet. […]

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