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
09/25/06

Leo’s debut at Bronx Zoo today

Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/09/25/top10.htm

Leo’s debut at Bronx Zoo today

By Irfan Malik

KARACHI, Sept 24: Leo, the orphaned snow leopard cub who made headlines last month when he was flown from Pakistan to the US, will make his official debut today at New York’s Bronx Zoo, event organisers told Dawn.

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Link: http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\09\04\story_4-9-2006_pg7_19

‘Govt to increase forest area from 5 to 6 percent to meet UN goals’
Daily Times,
9/4/2006
http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\09\04\story_4-9-2006_pg7_19

PESHAWAR: The government will launch projects in all four provinces to increase forest and vegetative cover area from the existing five percent to six percent in the country according to the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG), said Dr Bashir Ahmed Wani, the inspector general of forests.

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Paguma Larvata
08/09/06

Leo the snow leopard is US-bound

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4776031.stm

Leo the snow leopard is US-bound
from the BBC

The US State Department has announced the impending arrival of an unusual guest from Pakistan - an orphaned snow leopard cub.

Thirteen-month-old Leo is due in New York on Wednesday after surviving both the loss of his parents and the Pakistani earthquake.

He was found in the snow-hit north of the country last year by a shepherd who hand-fed him to keep him alive.

The snow leopard is one of the world's most endangered big cat species.

Leo in his earlier days

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Paguma Larvata
08/08/06

Endangered Leo bound for Bronx

Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/08/08/top14.htm

Endangered Leo bound for Bronx

ISLAMABAD, Aug 7: Thirteen-month-old Leo, a male snow leopard found by a shepherd in the Nalter valley of Northern Areas in July last year, is on its way to the Bronx Zoo in New York to take part in a captive breeding programme.

13 month old Leo. He has grown big :)

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Link: http://paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?151749

Snow Leopard Begins Journey from Gilgit to New York
Monday August 07, 2006 (1101 PST)

GILGIT: Representatives from The World Conservation Union (IUCN), World Wildlife Fund-Pakistan, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, along with representatives from the Bronx Zoo, participated in a send off ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Gilgit to begin the temporary transfer of a young snow leopard to the Bronx Zoo in New York.

Here is a picture of Leo. Ain't he cute.
Picture Credit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/imranthetrekker/140390854/

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