The researchers embraced two consecutive winter seasons in India’s Hemis High Altitude National Park (HNP) for census taking of the snow leopard using camera-traps. Although setting up camera-traps is a common practice, the expedition however adapted unique techniques to count Bengal tigers pioneered by the tiger expert Ullas Karanth.
For the Malayan tiger however, it roams alone overshadowed by the giant panda. Albeit its status as an iconic national animal of Malaysia, it is degraded and humiliated. It only took one year from 500 Malayan tigers to be poached leaving only 100 or maybe less behind. It is ignored to the brink of extinction.
While the article is dedicated to the status survey of the snow leopard and its main prey, the Blue Sheep, in the Mustang District of Nepal’s Annapurna Conservation Area in 2010 and 2011, it also explores the human relationship with the ghost cat based on their buddhist socio-religious values.
Some were quite ‘lucky’ to die instantaneously while others were left on the ground, waking up in agony and waiting for a few hours before death takes place due to blood loss.
The energy was great. I have never felt such strong energy especially attending a meeting. This meeting however was far different from the previous meetings that I have ever attended. While listening to a presentation along with other WWF’s personnels from different regional offices in the heart of Cambodia, it was at that time I realised that we are in a bigger war as I initially thought we were.
I have a fur which makes me impossible to be seen in the snow. I have a tail which is almost the same length as my body. I can leap six times the length of my body and there are less than 6500 of me in the wild. What am I?
Africa’s oldest world heritage park is valued up to $1.1 billion U.S dollars annually if developed sustainably, rather than handing in the UNESCO site for oil extraction purpose which could […]