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Snow leopards on news map in China

Now here’s a great idea! Using Google maps to identify the location of news stories about snow leopards in China. Juan Li, a young Ph.D. student  has created this Google map of snow leopards reported during the 20 year period of 1990-2009 by searching the Google News Archive.

She says”  I am a Ph.D candidate of conservation biology, in Center for Nature and Society, Peking university. And my supervisor is Lu Zhi.

I did this map, just because I wanted to know more about snow leopard in China. And Google Alerts is a simple and easy way to collect the information. But Google Alerts did not provide the auto-link to the Google map. So I have to map the news manually. And I will keep this map updated.

I don’t mind you put it on your website, which is a really great website for snow leopard. Thank you. All the best wishes!”

Thanks to you Juan Li, this is a very clever idea and it’s good for researchers and people interested in snow leopard conservation in China that you’ve committed to updating it. We’ll publish it on a regular basis.

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  • Amber May 13, 2010, 9:53 am

    Is there a way to access this map on Google- with a possible link to the articles? (Are they in English?) This looks fabulous! :)

  • Glenn May 14, 2010, 9:43 pm

    Fantastic idea with the map. It gives a great visual of the most populated areas over there in China with all of these sightings.

    Love you way of thinking for this research. Good luck with you studies in the future.


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