Saturday, 16 August 2014

NEWSLINK: WWF mistakenly radio-collars same big cat

big catKATHMANDU, Nepal– With a technical team spread by the government and its development partners ´mistakenly´ fitting a satellite-based tracking device on the same  big cat, all the efforts spent in the radio-collaring of a snow leopard late last year in Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA) located in the eastern region of Nepal have gone in vain. 
In November last year, a team of technicians from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Reserve (DNPWC), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) had trapped a big cat in KCA. The trapped leopard was fitted with a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) collar and released in Khambache of Kanchanjunga area.
After five months, the DNPWC, the WWF and the NTNC spread a technical team again in KCA. The team, led by the WWF´s senior research officer Kamal Thapa, was assigned with trapping and fitting a GPS collar on a new snow leopard. Unfortunately, Thapa´s team trammeled the same big cat and released it after fitting a new GPS collar on it.

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