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.dawn.com/2006/05/11/nat18.htm

Project for forest conservation launched
Dawn,
5/11/2006
http://www.dawn.com/2006/05/11/nat18.htm

PESHAWAR, May 10: The provincial government has launched a forest management project for conservation of natural resources and forests in the Frontier province, NWFP Secretary Environment Noor-ul-Haq said here on Wednesday.

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Link: http://www.snowleopardnetwork.org/docs_news/SLRadioCollarStudy.htm

Snow Leopard Radio-Collaring Study Announced

News Release for SLN

Ten years ago this month Dr. Tom McCarthy placed the first satellite radio-collar on a snow leopard in Mongolia. That was also the last snow leopard to be studied using any type of radio-telemetry. The Snow Leopard Trust today announced a new study in Pakistan that will make use of cutting-edge technology by placing up to 5 GPS radio-collars on snow leopards in and near Chitral Gol National Park in autumn of this year. The new GPS collars the Trust intends to use can record the exact position of the cat many times each day, then store the information or send it to the researchers via satellite links.

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Paguma Larvata
04/20/06

Virus claims lives of two zoo tigers

Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/04/20/nat31.htm

Virus claims lives of two zoo tigers

Dawn, By Zulqernain Tahir
4/20/2006
http://www.dawn.com/2006/04/20/nat31.htm

LAHORE, April 19: After killing scores of white and brown tigers in India and Bangladesh during the last few months, a blood parasite has arrived in Pakistan claiming the lives of two big cats at the Lahore Zoo on Wednesday.

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Link: http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\04\05\story_5-4-2006_pg11_8

WWF conducting survey to save blind Indus dolphins
Daily Times,
4/5/2006
http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006\04\05\story_5-4-2006_pg11_8

ISLAMABAD: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has begun a survey to assess the population of the rare blind Indus dolphins, which will be conducted along the 1,500 kilometre stretch between the barrages of Jinnah and Sukkur, said officials on Tuesday.

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Link: http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/07/nat20.htm

Project to protect wildlife in Northern Areas launched

Dawn,
3/7/2006
http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/07/nat20.htm

GILGIT, March 6: The government is spending Rs30 million on conservation of endangered species and a project has been launched to protect the rare wildlife from extinction, officials said.

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