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Tibetan Antelope

For conservationist, recognition comes in arrival of the torch

For Cega, director of the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve Administration in Qinghai, the Olympic torch's arrival in the area will be a moment of validation.

Sunday, 22 June, 2008, 12:00am

Daily pressed on 'fake' photo

A party newspaper in Heilongjiang province is under mounting pressure to tell the truth about the authenticity of an award-winning photo it published three years ago amid fresh accusations the image was a fabrication.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fake news

The Daqing Evening News in Heilongjiang issued an online apology on Monday for publishing an award-winning news photo of Tibetan antelope after a staff photographer admitted fabricating the image using two photos.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Paper apologises for fake photo

A mainland newspaper apologised yesterday for using a staff photographer's award-winning - yet fabricated - photo of Tibetan antelope.

The apology came a day after Daqing Evening News editor-in-chief Wang Zhongyi resigned over the controversy, according to Xinhua.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Chiru pushed as Games mascot

Authorities in Qinghai are pushing for the endangered Tibetan antelope, or chiru, to become the mascot for the 2008 Olympic Games in a bid to focus international attention on the plight of the animal.

'The Tibetan antelope embodies the Olympic spirit of higher, faster and stronger,' Qinghai Vice-Governor Ma Peihua said.

28 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Kashmiris flout ban on shahtoosh shawls

The weaving of prized shahtoosh shawls, banned internationally to protect the Tibetan antelope they are made from, is still taking place secretly in Kashmir, according to a new survey.

19 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Antelope still victims of fashion foibles

Forestry police have stepped up patrols to stop the poaching of Tibetan antelope, but the endangered species is still being hunted, officials say.

17 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Wild Yak Brigade heroes charged with selling antelope pelts

Eight men once hailed as local heroes who fended off poachers hunting wild antelope in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau have been arrested for alleged corruption, the Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday.

29 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

This chiru is probably dead now, due to an illegal trade that keeps the rich in

HIGH on the isolated Tibetan plateau, Bill Bleisch found himself embroiled in a dramatic standoff with armed poachers. Three days' drive from the nearest settlement, the American biologist and 10 nature reserve staff were studying the fast disappearing Tibetan antelope.

12 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Under threat

It does not pay to have an exquisite ruff around your neck.

There used to be millions of Tibetan chiru antelope roaming the Himalayas.

Now there are just 50,000 to 70,000, with around 20,000 massacred a year to satisfy the vain desires of humans.

It might not be long until there are none.

19 Jul 1999 - 12:00am