WWF-P Chitral rescued Himalayan Lynx (lynx isabellinus) from Chitral
by Kashif Ahmad March 04, 2013
The WWF-Pakistan Chitral have finally succeeded in capturing of a Lynx that injured two children and several cattle in Chuenj village of Chitral Pakistan.
CHITRAl : WWF-Pakistan Official sources said that after it injured two children and many cattle in Village Chuenj of Mustuj. According to Mr. Shafiqullah Khan Field Biologist associated with WWF-Pakistan the species was Lynx lynx isabellinus known as “Doorchon” in local language which is found in the forest of Chitral. 45 depredation cases of livestock from various localities of Mustuj have been recorded” said Juma Khan a local of Chenju. Mr. Nyazuddin an Official of Livestock department chitral confirmed that the health of the species is stable. Later on WWF-Pakistan and Local wildlife department officials released the species in Chitral Gol National Park.
Shahzad Kashif, KP Chitral Pakistan, 17200
Photo Credit Hamid Ahmad - WWF - Pakistan
WWF celebrates saving of Himalayan forest and not so Common Leopard
Posted on 21 August 2009
Lahore, Pakistan: An initiative by Pakistan’s Supreme Court and a media and legal campaign has ended a proposed large tourism development in one of the best remaining representative areas of Himalayan forest in the Punjab.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court this month not only formalised the new government’s recent dissolution of the New Murree Development Project (NMDP), but ruled out any similar projects for the area in future.
Endangered python spotted in AJK
By Tariq Naqash
Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 | 07:33 AM PST
MUZAFFARABAD, June 25: Wildlife officials in Azad Jammu and Kashmir are trying to find out the whereabouts of a ‘near threatened’ species of a python morulus sighted recently near here during the excavation of a tunnel of a power project.
Leopard cub handed over to wildlife dept
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 | 10:18 AM PST |
MANSEHRA: The people of Doga Chitty Gali have captured a leopard cub and handed it over to the wildlife department after it ‘attacked’ a child in the area.
According to local people, relatives had rescued the cub near the Batrasi forest area in the Karnol Union Council of Balakot the other day.
Recently, a man had been killed by a leopard in the Shaheed Pani forest area of Jabory, and the incident had frightened the local people. Naib Nazim Mohammad Yousaf, after the incident, had asked the wildlife department to confine the wild animals to the forests, otherwise the people would kill them in their defence.
The people of Doga Chitty Gali have captured a leopard cub and handed it over to the wildlife department after it ‘attacked’ a child in the area. — Dawn
Lioness kills her two cubs at zoo
Thursday, 23 Jul, 2009 | 10:54 AM PST |
LAHORE: A lioness at the Lahore Zoo killed her two newborns (cubs) early on Wednesday, zoo officials told Dawn.
Rani gave birth to two cubs by midnight, but killed them by eating up their heads.
Lahore Zoo Director Zafar Shah said the lioness is a bad mother who is in the habit of killing her cubs. She had been killing her cubs for the last three years, he said.
Lahore Zoo Director Zafar Shah said the lioness is a bad mother who is in the habit of killing her cubs. She had been killing her cubs for the last three years. — APP/File Photo
Vulture Restaurant Opens in Pakistan
Written by Rhishja Larson
Published on July 30th, 2009
In order to provide safe food for critically endangered vultures, Pakistan has opened a “vulture restaurant.”
After 95% of the vulture populations in India, Nepal and Pakistan were lost due to poisoning by the drug Diclofenac, the idea of “vulture restaurants” have been catching on.
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