1 Tahrcountry Musings: Mongolian Wildlife In Peril

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mongolian Wildlife In Peril

According to a report by Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Illegal hunting and trade is pushing some Mongolian animals like the snow leopard, Saiga antelope, wild camel, and Gobi bear to the brink of extinction. The report is part of the preparation of the first comprehensive Red List for Mongolian mammals. Unprecedented international trade in species is another reason attributed to the decline. Unlike other areas where loss of habitat has led to declines in species, the threat in Mongolia is hunting. ZSL has called for immediate legislation and other protection measures to stem this tide.


Prasanth Kodai said...

This is real danger.Due to sparse population Mongolia was relatively safe for wildlife.International community should wake up to this danger

Tanya,Chennai said...

I agree with Prasanth

sita Raghavan said...

Yes, Mongolia needs international help and will