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
08/31/08

Federal govt bans import of big cats

Link: http://www.dawn.com/2008/08/30/local11.htm

KARACHI: Federal govt bans import of big cats
By Bhagwandas

KARACHI, Aug 29: The federal government has banned the import of tigers, lions and other big cat species.

According to highly placed sources, earlier, the federal government, following regular incidents of smuggling of big cats by certain wildlife traffickers, which were exposed by the media while the official regulators either remained unaware or were hand in glove with the traffickers, had refused to entertain any requests for permission from these traffickers for the import of big cats till their cases were disposed of.

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Paguma Larvata
08/30/08

A love affair with wildlife

Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=132803

A love affair with wildlife
Saturday, August 30, 2008
By Jan Khaskheli

Karachi

Rafiq Rajput, a field officer in the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD), has always loved wildlife, and was always curious to know why its population kept falling. As a child, he devoured books on the subject in his school library, leading teachers and school mates to call him a zoologist.

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Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=131264

Wild animals hunting, possession banned
Friday, August 22, 2008
By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

FOLLOWING a sharp decline in the population of most of the wild animals and bird species in the province, the Punjab government imposed a complete ban on hunting and business in all wild animals and birds across the province, here Thursday.

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Link: http://www.blog.snowleopard.org/?p=32

The Snow Leopard Trust has analyzed the data from Bayad’s collar and found that she traversed a 1,563 square kilometer area, splitting her time between Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the map below, Bayad’s movements are the little black dots, and the red line is the border between countries.

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Link: http://dawn.com/2008/08/06/local14.htm

KARACHI: Increased numbers of marbled teal spotted in game reserve
By Bhagwandas

KARACHI, Aug 5: An estimated 35 to 40 pairs of the globally-threatened waterfowl, the marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris), have been sighted in the Nara Game Reserve, say wildlife officials. The ducks were reported to have been accompanied by about 80 or 90 chicks.

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