Wildlife department told to halt import of big cats

Bhagwandas in DAWN: KARACHI, help March 18: The federal government has advised the Sindh government not to process any request for the import of big cats – lions and tigers – belonging to the endangered species, it has been reliably learned. Sources said that the federal environment ministry took the decision as the Sindh Wildlife […]

NGOs for strict implementation of hunting ban

Report in DAWN: MITHI, find Jan 29: Marooara, stomach a network of more than 60 non-governmental organisations, has demanded a complete ban on hunting of near-extinct species of animals and stern action against poachers and hunters. The chairman of Marooara coordination council Obhayo Junejo, project coordinator of Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (Scope) […]

This madness must end

Editorial in DAWN: AS in previous years, prescription the business of slaughter will be booming this winter. Arab dignitaries have been awarded 31 special permits to hunt the houbara bustard, healing a locally and internationally protected species that winters in Pakistan after travelling from its breeding grounds in Central Asia, China and Mongolia. Each licence […]

Wildlife department destroys turtle parts

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 […]