Shoaib Ahmed in DAWN:
LAHORE, Oct 9: Certain amendments have been made to the Punjab Wildlife’s Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management Act 1974 through a bill submitted in the Punjab Assembly recently, wildlife officials told Dawn on Tuesday. Under the amended act, officials said, now private parties could also set up wildlife breeding farms, wildlife parks and zoological gardens.
Sadia Qasim Shah in DAWN:
PESHAWAR, Aug 27: The NWFP Wildlife department on Monday destroyed parts of dead turtles recovered from a hut near the Shah Alam River on the Charsadda Road. An official of the wildlife department said that a week ago some species of turtles were declared ‘endangered species’ by the government and trade and possession of turtles was made illegal.
Bhagwandas in DAWN:
KARACHI, Aug 18: A huge consignment of body parts of highly rare freshwater turtles, which was caught at the Karachi airport a few weeks ago, had been certified by the federal ministry of food, agriculture and livestock (Minfal) as dry fish skin, it has been reliably learnt.
According to sources, the export of turtle parts is banned under the country’s laws as the turtles have been declared endangered species under international conservation laws, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
KARACHI, June 6: A weekly bird bazaar, which is being held for the past many years near the Sindh Government Hospital, has been banned by the Liaquatabad town administration keeping in view the hardship caused to the residents, commuters and patients.
The bazaar was held every Sunday under the Liaquatabad flyover, where birds, animals and fish were sold, including rare birds, the buying or selling of which is illegal. All sorts of birds, locked up in steel cages, were placed on the pavement to attract buyers. These included flocks of ducks, chickens, parrots, pigeons, sand grouse and partridges.