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://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\10\06\story_6-10-2006_pg13_8

Lahore Wildlife Park opening to public next month
Daily Times, Shoaib Ahmed
10/6/2006
http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\10\06\story_6-10-2006_pg13_8

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.

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Paguma Larvata
10/03/06

Four wildlife projects proposed

Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/10/04/local32.htm

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.

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Link: http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=September&x=20060925180702eaifas0.7183344&chanlid=sa

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.

Leo at Bronx Zoo
Leo is seen at the Bronx Zoo in New York, September 25. The snow leopard's new home is a quiet .4 hectare area -- known as the Himalayan Highlands Habitat -- at the end of a path through a bamboo grove in the 107-hectares Bronx Zoo. (©AP Images)

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Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/09/27/local39.htm

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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Paguma Larvata
09/25/06

Bio-diversity programme launched

Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/09/25/nat18.htm

Bio-diversity programme launched

PESHAWAR, Sept 24: The NWFP government has launched a joint forest management (JFM) programme to protect natural resources and forests and conserve biodiversity in the province.

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