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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Paguma Larvata
12/13/06

Insurgency benefits Kashmir wildlife

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6169969.stm

Insurgency benefits Kashmir wildlife
By Binoo Joshi
BBC News, Jammu

The wildlife population in Indian-administered Kashmir has undergone a "manifold" increase as a result of the separatist militancy that first broke out there in the late 1980s.

Attacks by leopard are reported to have risen

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Paguma Larvata
12/13/06

World Mountain Day celebrated

Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\12\12\story_12-12-2006_pg11_3

World Mountain Day celebrated

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, home to some of the most spectacular mountains in the world, celebrated International Mountain Day on Monday.

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Link: http://www.brecorder.com.pk/index.php?id=506799&currPageNo=5&query=&search=&term=&supDate=

Photo exhibition marks International Mountain Day
PEER MOHAMMAD

ISLAMABAD (December 12 2006): A grand mountain photograph exhibition on Monday marked the International Mountain Day with the hope and commitment to preserve the world unique landmasses and their significance.

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Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/12/11/local15.htm

KARACHI: Sindh defies Centre on permits for falcon hunting
By Bhagwandas

KARACHI, Dec 10: The Sindh government, flouting federal government’s directives, has issued hundreds of permits for catching and trading in falcon, a rare species facing extinction, it is learnt reliably.

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Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/12/07/nat15.htm

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.

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