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.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=129241

Birds faring well in city, rather than natural habitat
Sunday, August 10, 2008
By By Jan Khaskheli
Karachi

Though fast increasing urban development has destroyed wild grazing fields and woodlands, many bird species are still surviving in the smoky and noisy atmosphere of the city. Some of the species’ population is increasing here unimaginably, wildlife experts keeping a close eye over the flying birds explain.

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Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008\08\09\story_9-8-2008_pg12_6

Trophy hunting rakes Rs 21m for Sindh Wildlife Department

By Amar Guriro

KARACHI: Hunters chasing Ibex and Urail (wild sheep) paid Rs 21 million in official fees to the Sindh Wildlife Department over the last three years and officials are planning on increasing the maximum number of animals for trophy hunting this year.

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Link: http://cms.iucn.org/what/species/index.cfm?uNewsID=1415

Living with leopards in Northern Pakistan
06 August 2008 | News - News story

An innovative scheme encouraging local communities to live peacefully with leopards has reached a new milestone by extending its range to three new communities in Northern Pakistan.

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Paguma Larvata
08/07/08

Poachers target migratory birds

Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=128688

Poachers target migratory birds
Thursday, August 07, 2008
By Jan Khaskheli

Karachi

The recent monsoon has brought flocks of watercocks (Gallicrex cinerea) in the districts of Sindh, Sanghar, Badin and Thatta, located close to the Indian borders. However, reports reaching here say that the local gun carrying poachers are killing the birds, which have been declared as being amongst one of the protected animals in the world.

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Link: http://www.dawn.com/2008/07/28/local3.htm

KARACHI: NIH draining Sindh of indigenous snakes
By Faiza Ilyas

KARACHI, July 27: Hundreds of poisonous snakes, captured in Sindh without permission of the provincial wildlife department, are taken to the Islamabad-based National Institute of Health every year for the preparation of anti-snake venom serum (ASVS).

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