Jammu: With peace in the Kargil sector, snow leopards are again seen in the area.

A census of snow leopard has started in Mustang district. Conservationists say this is the first time a snow leopard census is being conducted in the country.

The Langtang National Park & Buffer Zone Area Support Project (LNPBZ SP) works to fulfill the Sacred Himalayan Landscape’s vision of preserving water resource, forest, pasture land, land and flora and fauna through integrated management, enhancing livelihood opportunities for local people, and the conservation of cultural diversity.

The science is suspect, logistics inadequate and equipment faulty. But even if taken at face value, the results of the second all-India tiger estimation only signal how our conservation efforts are rapidly slipping on the ground, says Jay Mazoomdaar

It is never easy counting secretive, solitary predators. For decades, foresters studied pugmarks and usually counted more tigers per tiger.

The presence of the elusive snow leopard has been confirmed in Uttarakhand. The evidence of this iconic big cat from the Greater and trans-Himalayas has been scientifically established using DNA techniques for the first-time ever from samples of scats collected during study.

Shimla: The spotting of two snow leopards by wildlife staff near Chichim in Kibber area of Lahaul-Spiti area a few days back has raised the hopes of an increase in the number of the highly endangered animal for which a special conservation programme is being launched.

Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA: Snow leopards at the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling will now be filmed through the day with infra-red camera installed in their enclosures for studying their behaviour, particularly during the night.

Tsering Dorjey, Chief Executive Councillor of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, hoisted the national flag at Polo Ground in Leh yesterday.

In his Republic Day address, Dorjey declared that Leh would be developed as a model hill district by 2025, despite its harsh climate, difficulty in accessibility and terrains.

The Greater and Trans Himalayan regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have great potential in terms of wildlife (flora and fauna). This survey was the first ever survey for the snow leopard in Uttarakhand and some of the areas of Himachal Pradesh till date. It confirms the presence of snow leopard in