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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Can UAE falcons pose avian flu threat to Pakistan?

The News,
12/8/2005
http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/dec2005-daily/08-12-2005/national/n1.htm

Three peregrine falcons drugged with anesthetic are perched quietly on the floor of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital awaiting their turn to be checked for avian influenza.

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Mysterious falcons ‘guests’ at zoo

Daily Times, shoaib ahmed
12/7/2005
http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005\12\07\story_7-12-2005_pg7_18

LAHORE: Lahore zoo is hosting two precious falcons as ‘guests,’ Daily Times learnt on Tuesday. Zoo officials refused to give any information about them.

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KARACHI: 3-year project on marine mammals launched

Dawn, By Mukhtar Alam
11/23/2005
http://www.dawn.com/2005/11/23/local10.htm

KARACHI, Nov 22: Marine scientists from Pakistan and the United Kingdom have jointly launched a three-year project to survey the abundance, diversity and habitat quality of key but “endangered” marine mammals of Pakistan.

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Project launched to protect cetacean species

The News, By our correspondent
11/23/2005
http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/nov2005-daily/23-11-2005/metro/k3.htm

KARACHI: A three-year project for the conservation of endangered cetacean species in Pakistan’s territorial waters was formally launched at the University of Karachi on Tuesday.

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Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_8-7-2005_pg7_21

90% drop in vulture population in Kundian
By Shoaib Ahmed

LAHORE: There has been a 90 percent decrease in the population of white-back vultures (Gys bengalensis) in Kundian near Mianwali in three months, according to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) survey.

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