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
Zoo master plan P&D dept asked to examine proposals
By Shoaib Ahmed
LAHORE, Dec 6: Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi has directed the Planning and Development Department to examine the changes recommended by a senior official of the provincial wildlife department in the proposed master plan designed to modernise the Lahore Zoo, sources told Dawn on Wednesday.
PESHAWAR: Wildlife law to be extended to Fata: Aurakzai
PESHAWAR, Dec 6: NWFP Governor Ali Mohammad Jan Aurakzai has underlined the need for a comprehensive plan for wildlife protection and has said the relevant law will be extended to the tribal areas to achieve the desired results.
Wildlife Dept issues permits for Markhor hunting
PESHAWAR: The NWFP Wildlife Department on Monday auctioned off permits for hunting of Markhors, a wild goat, under its ‘Trophy Hunting Scheme’ for the hunting season from December, 2006 to March, 2007.
Rs10.2m defrayed for wildlife protection
PESHAWAR, Dec 5: The NWFP wildlife department has distributed Rs10.2 million among communities, rural developmental organisations and members of the village conservation committees (VCCs) for protecting endangered species in their respective areas.
By Samia Shah
It’s cruel, it’s wrong and it’s against the law. Yet it goes on unabated. These clichéd phrases can represent so many things that are happening in our country. But in this particular case they relate to and very aptly describe the hunting of Houbara Bustard that has been going on every year for decades. This year yet again the government has issued hunting licenses to our brothers in faith from the Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia. In Pakistan the hunting season begins in November and ends in January. According to one estimate the population of this endangered bird has dropped as much as 40 per cent since 2005 and the current population is further expected to reduce by 50 per cent in 2006-7. This means that if strict measures are not taken immediately to curtail the unsustainable trade and hunting, this aloof bird could face extinction in next 15-20 years.
|<< <||> >>|