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‘CPEC, climate change threaten GB’s natural resources’

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GILGIT: Speakers at a consultative workshop here on Monday cautioned that owing to climate change and mega projects being launched under the CPEC the natural resources of Gilgit-Baltistan were under threat. They urged the local community to support the institutions for better management of natural resources. The event titled ‘customary laws and right use of […]

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Punjab wildlife dept allows hunting of waterfowls

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LAHORE: The Punjab Wildlife Protection Department has given a limited permission for hunting waterfowls, said Deputy Director Naeem Bhatti. The Punjab government has allowed limited permission for hunting of the birds, he said. According to a circular, permission for hunting of waterfowls has been allowed under the daily limit specified in schedule 1 of the Wildlife […]

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‘Karachi biggest market for endangered species’

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KARACHI: Karachi is the main market where all kinds of endangered species are brought, according to top officials of the Sindh wildlife department (SWD) and Balochistan forest and wildlife department (BFWD). At the inaugural four-day ‘Consultative Workshop to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade in Pakistan’, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF-P) […]

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PM for conservation of forests, wildlife

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed for early completion of the ongoing projects for conservation of forests and protection of wildlife in the country. He issued the instructions during the briefing at Lal Suhanara National Park Wednesday. The prime minister had overnight stay in the park and he was briefed about wildlife and forest […]

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Poachers kill markhor

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CHITRAL: Unknown poachers hunted a Kashmir markhor in Thuna Thoni area of Gahiret-Golen conservancy here on Tuesday night and fled, leaving carcass of the animal behind after the wildlife department officials chased them. Sub-divisional wildlife officer Irshad Ahmed told Dawn here on Wednesday that after hearing fire shots the watchers of the department on Tuesday […]

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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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Wildlife breeding on the cards for K-P

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PESHAWAR: The wildlife department has proposed legislation to allow rearing native and as yet undetermined wildlife species in farms in the province. If implemented, the move is meant to encourage breeding and protect species from going extinct. Talking to The Express Tribune, Divisional Wildlife Officer Muhammad Niaz says the farming of species is possible under […]

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Pangolin with gunshot wounds fighting for life

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KARACHI: A pangolin rescued after being seriously wounded by a security guard near the Zamzama Park in DHA a day earlier is fighting for its life in a veterinary clinic in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, it emerged on Sunday. The poor animal, an endangered species protected under the provincial wildlife law, was reportedly fired upon five times by […]

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Previous order set aside: Top court overturns ban on Houbara hunting

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ISLAMABAD: Setting aside its earlier judgment, the top court has lifted ban on the hunting of Houbara bustard, a game bird prized by hunters from the Gulf States who flock to Pakistan every winter. The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench, headed by former chief justice Justice Jawwad S Khawaja on August 19, 2015 imposed a complete […]

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Seized falcons released into wild, importer fined

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KARACHI: After three days in captivity, the five falcons recently confiscated at the airport for being illegally imported from Dubai to Karachi were released on Wednesday in the Khirthar National Park near the Khar Centre in the presence of customs and wildlife department officials. The delay in the birds’ release in the wild reportedly occurred […]

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Falcons release in wild being delayed

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KARACHI: The five falcons confiscated at the Karachi airport for being ‘illegally imported’ from Dubai were not released in the wild on Monday due to some ‘issues’ between Pakistan Customs and Sindh wildlife department on their custody. The endangered birds were seized by the customs authorities on Sunday night but their refusal to hand over […]

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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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Peshawar to get its first zoo soon

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar will soon get its first zoo as the first phase of construction at a cost of Rs127 million has been approved. Talking to The Express Tribune on Wednesday wildlife department’s chief conservator, Safdar, said forest department has given them 25 acres of land free of charge and government has allocated funds for the […]

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Wildlife dept finds no legal way to rescue ‘protected’ animals at carnival

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KARACHI: Although experts are calling for an action and rescue of the ‘protected animals’ kept in miserable conditions at a family festival where they are currently being used for public entertainment, the wildlife department staff has expressed its “inability to act”, it emerged on Friday. The carnival in progress in Gulistan-i-Jauhar for some two weeks […]

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