Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar 16 ( ANI ): The population of endangered snow leopards
has witnessed a surge in the Himalayas in the recent times.
Zoo Manager Mohammad Ali Khan said the management had planned to take the snow leopard
back to its cage in the national park before April 20 but the animal died on Thursday.
The minister further said, 'Besides snow leopard
our leopards in plains are also under threat and with every passing month we hear news of their hunt which is alarming.
The assessment will be conducted in selected protected areas of Pakistan including those falling within the snow leopard
He was of the view that in order to increase the snow leopard
population, a robust conservation strategy should be in place.
In addition, in Bhutan, snow leopards
are listed as totally protected wild animals under the Forest and Nature Conservation Act of Bhutan 1995, according to Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper.
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The species still faces 'a high risk of extinction in the wild' and is likely still declining - just not at the rate previously thought," said Tom McCarthy, head of the snow leopard
program at the big cat conservation group Panthera.
The snow leopard
is more than an endangered species.
UN Development Programme and the Government of Kyrgyzstan today announced a Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed Transboundary Cooperation for Snow Leopard
and Ecosystem Conservation project, at a joint event organized by the Government of Kyrgyzstan, UNDP and the Global Snow Leopard
and Ecosystem Protection Programme (GSLEP), to mark the International Snow Leopard
A blood sample of a female snow leopard
maintained at Khunjerab National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan was obtained after being tranquilized with a combination of Medotomidine and Ketamine for investigation of basic hematological and blood chemistry values as baseline information.
The Global Snow Leopard
and Ecosystem Protection Program (GSLEP), a joint initiative by all 12 Central and South Asian, that are home to this endangered big cat, held a meeting in Paris, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21).
Warmer temperatures are threatening to shrink the habitat of the snow leopard
and weaken their struggle against extinction, a report says.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- A report released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Friday revealed that more than a third of snow leopard
habitat might be lost if climate change goes unchecked.
A delegation headed by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Bhutan arrived in Bishkek to participate in the first meeting on the program for preservation of the snow leopard
and its ecosystems.