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
Satellite transmitter tagged on Marine Turtles!
For the conservation of marine turtles, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed among the states of Indian Ocean and South East Asia (IOSEA) region. The regional states can work together to conserve and replenish marine turtle populations.
The year 2006 has been declared as “Year of the Turtle (YoT)” for the IOSEA region. The initiative promotes collaborative and concerted actions to conserve and manage marine turtles as well as the habitats on which they depend. Pakistan is also a signatory to IOSEA MoU.
As a part of the YoT activities, WWF – Pakistan, in collaboration with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., and the Sindh Wildlife Department, recently installed transmitters on two marine turtles at Sandspit, Karachi coast.
For the rest of the news and satellite tracking maps of the turtles, please visit WWF-Pakistan website at the link below:
Lahore Wildlife Park opening to public next month
Daily Times, Shoaib Ahmed
LAHORE: Animal lovers, especially those in Lahore, would be able to see lions and tigers roaming freely at the Lahore Wildlife Park (LWP) from next month, since the Punjab chief minister (CM) has sanctioned Rs 87 million to finish the cobble-stoned track leading to the park, which had been impeding the park’s completion, Punjab Wildlife Department (PWD) sources told Daily Times on Thursday.
PESHAWAR: Four wildlife projects proposed
PESHAWAR, Oct 3: The NWFP Wildlife Department has proposed four major projects worth Rs961 million to implement biodiversity-related international conventions, raise awareness about sustainable development of biodiversity and ensure community participation in conservation of wildlife in the province.
Snow Leopard Cub Settles into U.S. Home
Global effort to conserve endangered wildlife hailed
By Judy Aita
Washington File Staff Writer
25 September 2006
New York -- Leo, the orphaned snow leopard cub from Pakistan, made his New York debut September 25, greeted by delighted officials from two continents who worked to save one of the world's most endangered and beautiful mammals.
PESHAWAR: Killer leopard named "ghost of Galliyat"
PESHAWAR, Sept 26: A leopard that devoured six women and spread terror in the mountainous area of the NWFP last year has been named "the ghost of Galliyat" by the NWFP wildlife department.
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