Why International Snow Leopard Day Matters

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23 October 2016

Snow leopards: Numbers decline due to 'retaliation'

Hundreds of snow leopards are being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia, according to a new report.

21 October 2016

Hundreds of snow leopards being killed every year, report warns

Figure of 220-450 annual deaths could be even higher, as killings by poachers or farmers often go undetected in the remote mountains of central Asia

21 October 2016

Snow Leopard Day 2016

This Sunday is International Snow Leopard Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness for the plight of this iconic species. The Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) inhabits mountain terrains of twelve Range States in Central and South Asia. With between 4,500 and 6,000 animals remaining in the wild today, Snow Leopards are one of the most endangered big cats in the world.

19 October 2016

Opinion: Spectre of Extinction Haunts the Ghost of the Mountains

Its silvery coat, spectral appearance and elusive nature have earned the Snow Leopard the pseudonym “the Ghost of the Mountains”. Its numbers are precariously low but concerted international efforts are under way to prevent the species’ extinction.

18 October 2016

Returning endangered animals to the wild

It has been 35 years since the Japanese crested ibis disappeared from the skies of Japan.

17 October 2016

Monaco - Champion of Marine Species Conservation – the First Fruits

At the ceremony where the Migratory Species Champion Programme was launched on the eve of the CMS COP11 in Quito in 2014, the Government of the Principality of Monaco received the Champion award for its commitment to the conservation of marine species for the triennium 2015-2017.

14 October 2016

Mongolia’s Small-Scale Miners Play Critical Role in Safeguarding Natural Resources

Over the last two decades, Mongolia’s mining industry has supported the country’s economic and industrialization agenda, catapulting the country to one of the world’s

12 October 2016

2016/028: Funding Opportunities for Biodiversity in Asia

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is pleased to bring to your attention the call for proposals issued by the Global Biodiversity Infor

11 October 2016

China's 'extinct' dolphin may have returned to Yangtze river, say conservationists

Amateur expedition team claims it spotted the baiji – known as the ‘goddess of the Yangtze’ – in a stretch of Asia’s longest river.

11 October 2016