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Migratory birds being sold for meat at Keenjhar Lake

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KEENJHAR: Hundreds of migratory birds, which make their way to the south of Pakistan during the winters, are unable to return as they are being sold for meat at Keenjhar Lake. Despite a ban on their trade and multiple arrests of the men involved, the illegal business thrives near the second largest freshwater lake in […]

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Six Arabs stopped from hunting houbara bustards

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KARACHI: Six Arab hunters of houbara bustard with 11 falcons were held by wildlife staffers in Thatta district early on Sunday morning for lack of hunting permits but were released later and sent back to Karachi as they had not yet started hunting the bird, it is learnt here. Sources said the hunters from Qatar […]

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How bird hunters turned to wildlife conservation

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THATTA: Amid the ruthless hunting that goes on unabated in and around the Keenjhar lake –– a major wintering ground for a wide array of waterfowl –– some birds have found a sanctuary where they can fly, search for food and nest without any fear of being hunted by humans. This is all thanks to […]

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Wastes, govt neglect destroying Keenjhar lake

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THATTA: Surrounded by an eerie silence and a cool breeze, the muddy blue waters of the Keenjhar lake seem to be in harmony with nature. But this impression is far from reality. The unabated discharge of effluent from neighbouring industrial areas has been wreaking havoc with the lake’s biodiversity, a fact highlighted many times by […]

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Pollution of KB Feeder Canal and Keenjhar Lake

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THIS is apropos of the news (Feb 6 and 14), regarding water pollution in the KB Feeder Canal and Keenjhar Lake. The selection of variables for water quality monitoring is done in relation to pollutant sources. In the present case, it was desired to assess the impact of industrial effluents in KB Feeder Canal and […]

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After April’s contamination, Keenjhar lake and canal monitoring to finally begin next week

KB feeder canal and small streams of seasonal water drains coursing through countryside and mountainous terrain before emptying in Keenjhar Lake. The canal travels approximately a 100 kilommetres from Kotri barrage to the lake. Additionally, the water travels almost an equal distance through pipes to the Dhabeji pumping station which supplies water to Karachi. HYDERABAD: […]

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Threat to health of citizens : ‘Poisonous effluent being discharged in Keenjhar Lake’

KARACHI: Despite repeated reminders from Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB), the contaminated industrial water and residential sewerage of Hyderabad and Kotri continues coming from Kotri and Nooriabad and entering Keenjhar Lake through KB Feeder. The contamination entering KB Feeder is not only endangering human lives but the marine life and environment as well. In […]

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