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  • Dec 21, 2014
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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

Good and bad

Your newspaper rightly reported on the barbaric destruction of yet another species of wild life, the Tibetan antelope, being crucified at the altar of profits and high fashion. For this and other recent articles highlighting environmental problems you are to be commended.

11 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Making a killing in Tibet

Traders in one of the world's softest and most expensive wools - shahtoosh, known as the 'king of wool' - like to paint a romantic picture of nomads collecting balls of the thin hair after they have been shed by a passing Tibetan antelope, called chiru. Here, instead, is the grisly truth.

9 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Trader arrested after banned shahtoosh shawls sold from hotel

A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell 23 luxury shawls made illegally from the hair of endangered Tibetan antelope.

The suspect, an Indian national, is alleged to have tried to sell the shahtoosh shawls from a hotel room in Central.

Officials were acting on a tip-off from wildlife conservationists.

30 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Quarter century of life and death

Western and northern China contain some of the world's most inhospitable areas: mountains that kill, plateaus so high, dry and cold that hardly anything grows. They also contain sweeping grasslands and even rainforest.

5 Dec 1998 - 12:00am


I was extremely disappointed when I read the excerpt of the interview with Michelle Chan of Iglu in the 'favourites' column of the Postmagazine, on April 19, relating to accessories.

She mentioned that her favourite accessory is a shahtoosh scarf that her husband had given her and which she wears every day.

17 May 1998 - 12:00am