This is the first ever camera trap photograph of Eurasian/Himalayan Lynx (Lynx lynx isabellinus)from Pakistan. This picture was taken by Mr. Jaffar Ud-Din (ISLT Field Biologist, Snow leopard Conservation Program
Pakistan) during his ground breaking work on the Snow Leopard and Himalayan Lynx in Chitral district. Many thanks to him for sharing this amazing picture with all of us.
15,000 visit Wildlife Park at Lohi Bher every month
By Rizwan Ehsan Ali
RAWALPINDI: It's Punjab's only third Wildlife Safari Park that covers a huge area of 450 acres. Around 15,000 people visit the Wildlife Safari Park at Lohi Bher every month and the number rises when children do have summer vacations of schools or there is any public holiday.
Snow leopards: Your questions
The team who captured Bayad are on hand to answer your questions
Snow leopard experts will be on hand to answer your questions about the elusive cats.
Over the past four months, a research project has been underway in the Pakistan-Afghanistan borders to learn more about the animals.
A team has been keeping BBC News website readers up-to-date with their efforts to attach Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) collars to the cats in a bid to understand more about the animals' movements.
So far they have managed to capture and tag one cat - the magnificent Bayad-e-Kohsaar.
BBC will be putting a selection of your questions to the researchers from the Snow Leopard Trust and publishing their answers next week.
Snow Leopard Diary (Update)
5 FEBRUARY: END OF THE SEASON
"Perhaps one word best describes the conditions in the study area over the last month - snow.
Oddly, back in November, we worried about the lack of it, when the highest ridgelines were bare and markhor (wild goats) and snow leopards had no reason to move down nearer our snares.
But in early December, we got our wish - and more - with traps being buried under a foot of the white stuff on a frequent basis. January was tougher as we struggled through waist-deep drifts to keep even a third of the snares open.
Snow Leopard Diary (Update)
17 JANUARY: A DRAMATIC RECAPTURE
I am writing this entry from the comforts of my office in the US.
Wildlife biologist Eric York is currently leading our efforts in the snow-covered Chitral Gol, but telecoms glitches - satellite phones never work like they should - mean that I am relaying his most recent endeavours during what has been an action packed few days.
Foreigners to give new face to safari park
By Shoaib Ahmed
LAHORE, Feb 5: Foreign consultants have been hired to give a `new look to the Lahore Wildlife Park on Raiwind Road.
The park will be developed with the help of 11 foreign consultants engaged by a Singapore-based company with which the Punjab wildlife Department recently inked an agreement for the preparation of feasibility reports for the Lahore Wildlife and Lal Suhanra National Park in Cholistan.
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