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://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114086&govDel=USNSF_51

Fossil discovery in Pakistan uncovers skeleton of extinct pregnant female whale

February 3, 2009

Two newly described fossil whales--a pregnant female and a male of the same species--reveal how primitive whales gave birth and provide new insights into how whales made the transition from land to sea.

The 47.5 million-year-old fossils, discovered in Pakistan in 2000 and 2004, are described in a paper published Feb. 4, 2009, in the online journal PLoS.

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Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\12\27\story_27-12-2008_pg11_3

Leopard netted; being treated for partial paralysis

ISLAMABAD: The Marghzar Zoo authorities on Friday caught a partially paralysed adult leopard from a village alongside Margalla Hills.

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Paguma Larvata
11/19/08

Hare in Karachi

Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=147675

Hare in Karachi
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
By Jan Khaskheli

Karachi

Hare, once a common mammal wandering in the fields, has almost disappeared from the agricultural areas of the province, but the provincial Wildlife officials say that its population is increasing around Karachi suburbs, especially the green areas of Bin Qasim and Gadap Towns, because there is no threat to it from poachers.

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Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=146520

Migratory birds suffer as winter poaching starts
Three-month permission for shooting birds begins on 15th

Thursday, November 13, 2008
By Jan Khaskheli

Karachi

Wildlife conservationists keeping a close eye on the illegal poaching of birds say that the winter hunting has been started in several areas of the province, especially water ducks and other migratory birds are falling prey to illegal hunters.

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