WWF-Mongolia Completes Nationwide Survey of Snow Leopard Population

WWF-Mongolia Completes Nationwide Survey of Snow Leopard Population

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Mongolia has released its first nationwide snow leopard survey and the results are hopeful. Thanks to the survey, conservationists now know that Mongolia has about 953 snow leopards, whose numbers have been decreasing due to habitat fragmentation and clashes with humans.  This survey, conducted by WWF-Mongolia and partners including […]

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Dozens Die in Glacial Burst; Experts See More Flooding in Future

Dozens Die in Glacial Burst; Experts See More Flooding in Future

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer More than 171 people are missing and 26 have died after a Himalayan glacier burst occurred, sending a wall of water and rocks hurtling through a dam and two hydroelectric project sites in northern India. The flash floods have impacted 13 villages and about 2,500 people. While rescuers are hard at work clearing debris […]

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Climate change threatens fragile Himalayan glaciers

Climate change threatens fragile Himalayan glaciers

The Himalayan range is home to our planet’s highest peaks and it would be easy to assume that it’s protected from the effects of climate change due to this staggering altitude. Unfortunately, as it turns out, neither the ocean floor nor the tallest mountain is immune from planetary warming as a new study has discovered […]

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