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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Paguma Larvata
11/03/08

Pakistan's new menace: Wild boars

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7697485.stm

Pakistan's new menace: Wild boars
By Aijaz Maher
BBC News, Islamabad

The authorities in Pakistan's capital Islamabad have launched a major cull of wild boars after they broke into a high security zone.

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Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=143263

Trade blighted by restrictions on animal export
Sunday, October 26, 2008
By Asadullah

Karachi

Ban on the export of live animals and birds has neither been protecting endangered species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) nor helping traders earn foreign exchange for the country, the industry sources said.

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Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=142038

Freshwater turtle endangered by drought
Monday, October 20, 2008
By Jan Khaskheli

Karachi

The already endangered species of freshwater turtles are now also threatened by the persistent shortage of water, dying lakes, increasing drought and climate change.

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Link: http://dawn.com/2008/10/18/local15.htm

KARACHI: Fishing cats, pelican to be released shortly
By Bhagwandas

KARACHI, Oct 17: The two fishing cats and the pelican, which were confiscated by Sindh wildlife department staff recently and shifted to the zoo to be kept in quarantine, will be released soon, it has been reliably learnt.

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Link: http://dawn.com/2008/10/18/local15.htm

KARACHI: Fishing cats, pelican to be released shortly
By Bhagwandas

KARACHI, Oct 17: The two fishing cats and the pelican, which were confiscated by Sindh wildlife department staff recently and shifted to the zoo to be kept in quarantine, will be released soon, it has been reliably learnt.

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