WWF-P Chitral rescued Himalayan Lynx (lynx isabellinus) from Chitral
by Kashif Ahmad March 04, 2013
The WWF-Pakistan Chitral have finally succeeded in capturing of a Lynx that injured two children and several cattle in Chuenj village of Chitral Pakistan.
CHITRAl : WWF-Pakistan Official sources said that after it injured two children and many cattle in Village Chuenj of Mustuj. According to Mr. Shafiqullah Khan Field Biologist associated with WWF-Pakistan the species was Lynx lynx isabellinus known as “Doorchon” in local language which is found in the forest of Chitral. 45 depredation cases of livestock from various localities of Mustuj have been recorded” said Juma Khan a local of Chenju. Mr. Nyazuddin an Official of Livestock department chitral confirmed that the health of the species is stable. Later on WWF-Pakistan and Local wildlife department officials released the species in Chitral Gol National Park.
Shahzad Kashif, KP Chitral Pakistan, 17200
Photo Credit Hamid Ahmad - WWF - Pakistan
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.
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By Shoaib Ahmed
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