Link: http://pamirtimes.net/2012/06/22/a-brown-bear-family-sighted-hundrap-gilgit-baltistan/

A brown bear family sighted in Hundrap, Ghizer
Our Correspondent

Gilgit, June 21: The Snow Leopard Foundation, Pakistan, has said that a family of Brown Bear has been sighted in Hundrap area of Phandar, located in Ghizer District of Gilgit – Baltistan. According to a press statement members of an occupancy survey team sighted the Brown Bear family from an approximate distance of almost 100m.

The site occupancy survey in Pahndar was a two week activity to document occurrence of large carnivores, the press statement states, in which an area comprising of 51 grid cells (5 x 5 km each) were searched by six experienced researchers. The main localities surveyed included Langer, Barsit, Teru, Hundrab, Serbal and Chashi. The presence of brown bear, wolf, fox and ibex was confirmed in different parts of the area through their signs. Sighting of brown bear in Hundrab strengthened the evidences.

Gupis: The surveyors think that the population of the endangered Brown Bear in Hundrap might be very small. PR

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Link: http://epaper.dawn.com/artMailDisp.aspx?article=07_03_2009_003_009&typ=0

Gadani villagers, picnickers rescue stranded dolphins
By Bhagwandas

GADANI (Balochistan), March 6: People of this sleepy village on the Balochistan coast rescued a large number of dolphins on their beaches on Friday morning, helping the stranded fish return to their original habitat – the sea – by the evening.

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Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5252B520090306

KARACHI (Reuters) - Dozens of dolphins washed up on a Pakistani beach on Friday to the amazement of villagers who frolicked with them in the shallows, but wildlife officials warned that mishandling the mammals could endanger them.

Villagers stand near dolphins during a rescue operation at Gadani beach, about 40 km (25 miles) west of Karachi, on the Arabian Sea March 6, 2009.
REUTERS/Stringer

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Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009\03\05\story_5-3-2009_pg12_6

Heavy consignment of Afghan tortoises recovered
Photos and text by Amar Guriro

KARACHI: Sindh Wildlife Department officials recovered a heavy consignment of around 550 Afghan tortoises or horsefield tortoises from a railway cargo compartment of Quetta-Karachi bound train, the Bolan Mail.

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Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=165692

‘Core zones to be identified as reservations for wildlife’
Thursday, March 05, 2009
By By Jan Khaskheli
Karachi

The Sindh government has assigned the provincial wildlife department the task of initiating a scientific management and conservation project to protect wildlife species which are vulnerable to climate change as well as poaching.

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Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=165573

Wildlife Dept seeks official consent to capture protected species
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
By Jan Khaskheli

Karachi

Following the request by the Karachi Zoo administration for providing pairs of various species, the Sindh Wildlife Department has sought the consent of higher authorities for capturing these animals from protected areas.

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