Link: http://pamirtimes.net/2012/06/22/a-brown-bear-family-sighted-hundrap-gilgit-baltistan/

A brown bear family sighted in Hundrap, Ghizer
Our Correspondent

Gilgit, June 21: The Snow Leopard Foundation, Pakistan, has said that a family of Brown Bear has been sighted in Hundrap area of Phandar, located in Ghizer District of Gilgit – Baltistan. According to a press statement members of an occupancy survey team sighted the Brown Bear family from an approximate distance of almost 100m.

The site occupancy survey in Pahndar was a two week activity to document occurrence of large carnivores, the press statement states, in which an area comprising of 51 grid cells (5 x 5 km each) were searched by six experienced researchers. The main localities surveyed included Langer, Barsit, Teru, Hundrab, Serbal and Chashi. The presence of brown bear, wolf, fox and ibex was confirmed in different parts of the area through their signs. Sighting of brown bear in Hundrab strengthened the evidences.

Gupis: The surveyors think that the population of the endangered Brown Bear in Hundrap might be very small. PR

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Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=37943

Amazing aerial acrobats on our shoreline
By Sidra Rafique Gooda

KARACHI: For past many years, the ecological sector of Pakistan has been a heavily neglected area, but, with the help of various international environmental organisations and environmental experts, the scenario is a little different now. A number of novel and interesting projects, currently in process, will aim to improve the environmental situation for the people of the country. The Whales and Dolphin Group (PWDG) is one such scheme in the environmental sector of the city.

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Paguma Larvata
01/07/07

Leopard dies

Link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=37880

Leopard dies

LAHORE: A leopard succumbed to injuries which it sustained while fighting with dogs on Thursday night. According to official sources, the injured leopard was caught by wildlife department officials near Chak No 32 of Hanjarwal adjacent to the Changa Manga forest. The leopard was given first aid but it could not survive.

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=37880

Paguma Larvata
01/05/07

Jallo Park wildlife to get a boost

Link: http://www.dawn.com/2007/01/05/nat47.htm

Jallo Park wildlife to get a boost
By Shoaib Ahmed

LAHORE, Jan 4: A 10-acre piece of land is being reserved in the Jallo Park to upgrade the wildlife there and to turn the place into an extensive breeding centre with the induction of new animals, sources in the Punjab Wildlife Department told Dawn on Friday.

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Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6159767.stm

Snow Leopard Diary (Update)
1 JANUARY: CHRISTMAS AT CHITRAL GOL

Since my last account, Eric York, a veteran of over 700 large carnivore captures, has arrived to add fresh impetus to our task.

With over a month now passed since our first capture, it was time to reassess.

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Link: http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\12\28\story_28-12-2006_pg7_24

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.

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