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
Sindh unhappy at FO for issuing hunting permits to foreigners
By Razzak Abro
KARACHI: The Sindh government is unhappy that the Foreign Office (FO) has issued hunting permits to foreigners in prescribed areas of the province and has decided to take this up at an upcoming meeting of the Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee, official sources told Daily Times on Wednesday.
Ministers violate hunting law
SANGHAR, Dec 27: Two federal ministers have hunted more than 800 partridges and about 20 wild boars in Mukhi area, in violation of the wildlife law which allows hunting of 10 partridges per licence on Fridays. The hunting party included federal Ministers Liaquat Ali Jatoi and Lt Gen (retd) Javed Ashraf Qazi, provincial Advisor to the Chief Minister on Fisheries, Jadam Mangrio, and the taluka and union council nazims of the area, sources said. Arrangements for the hunting were reportedly made by the District Game Warden, Ali Ghulam Nizamani, the sources said.
Miss you, Leo
By M Ismail Khan
Leo is an orphaned snow leopard cub found by a shepherd in Naltar Valley, Northern Areas, a year ago, after his mother was killed in a snowslide. In August 2006, the cub was shifted to a captive breeding facility at the Bronx Zoo in New York, where he now lives. Snow leopards are in danger of becoming extinct. There are only 5,000 to 7,000 of them in the wild, with no more than 300 left in the Northern Areas (including Chitral) of Pakistan
Hundreds of Dolphins spotted in Pakistani seas
Karachi: The Cetacean Conservation Pakistan (CCP) team, led by Dr. Mauvis Gore of the University Marine Biological Station in Scotland, and also comprising the researchers from WWF-Pakistan and Centre of Excellence in Marin Biology (CEMB), University of Karachi, has begun their new season surveying the whales, dolphins and porpoises or “cetaceans” found in Pakistani waters. In their latest survey on the continental shelf 120 km offshore—on 2000 meter deep waters—the team saw hundreds of spinner dolphins, both alone and in groups or “pods”, arriving from at least 2 km away. These dolphins are famous for their aerial display as they leap out of the water and spin before diving back in.
Initiation of Pakistan Whale & Dolphin Group
Karachi: To raise general awareness and public interest in the conservation of cetacean (whales, dolphins, porpoises etc.) in Pakistan, and to promote the study and conservation of cetaceans in the country, WWF-Pakistan announces the initiation of the “Pakistan Whale and Dolphin Group” (PWDG) under the Darwin Initiative Project on the Conservation of Pakistan’s Marine Cetacean Biodiversity and Pelagic Environment.
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