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
100 peacocks die in Pakistan
Officials fear that an outbreak of Newcastle disease is to blame for the death of more than 100 wild peacocks. Birds suffering from Newcastle suffer from coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, loss of appetite and often death.
Monday, July 30th 2012, 11:41 AM
Up to 100 wild peacocks have died suddenly in Pakistan, prompting fears of an outbreak of the highly contagious Newcastle disease.
Officials on Monday confirmed the deaths of at least 60 peacocks in Thar desert, part of southern Sindh province, over the last week. Local reports say more than 100 of the exotic birds have died.
The wildlife ministry said tests were being done to diagnose the cause of death, but said the wild peacocks had been weakened by starvation, deforestation and a lack of safe drinking water blamed on delays to the annual monsoon rains.
Confiscated deer to dwell in Kirthar Park
Friday, July 27, 2012
Four deer seized from a train at the Cantonment Railway Station by the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) have been over to the Kirthar National Park.
SWD’s Game Warden Mumtaz Soomro told The News on Thursday the deer had been given to the park as a natural habitat for such species exist there.
The SWD’s offices in Karachi lack proper facilities for the animals. Of the commonly found species in Cholistan and Tharparkar, three are female.
A First Offence Report against the smuggling bid has been filed and investigations are underway. No arrests have been made as yet.
Bid to smuggle deer foiled
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A team of the Wildlife Department recovered four deer from the Karachi Cantonment Railway Station, which were brought illegally from Bahawalpur by train.
Game Warden Officer Mumtaz Soomro, while briefing newsmen here on Wednesday, said that the team conducted a raid based on a tip off and recovered the four animals.
As per the Railways record, the deer were booked from Bahawalpur by a man named Ameer, Soomro said, adding that the investigations into the matter were underway.
The deer would be handed over to the administration of Safari Park, he concluded — APP
Pakistan’s National Mammal is Making A Comeback
Surveys show endangered markhor are rebounding in northern Pakistan
Markhor are majestic wild goats known for their spectacular horns
WCS’s community conservation program is helping protect markhor and other wildlife
NEW YORK (July 3, 2012) – The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced today that the markhor – a majestic wild goat species – is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to conservation efforts.
WCS-led community surveys have revealed that markhor populations in northern Pakistan’s Kargah region in Gilgit-Baltistan have increased from a low of approximately 40-50 individuals in 1991 to roughly 300 this year. These community surveys suggest that the total markhor population where WCS works in Gilgit-Baltistan may now be as high as 1,500 animals, a dramatic increase since the last government estimate of less than 1,000 in 1999.
A brown bear family sighted in Hundrap, Ghizer
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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