A case of smuggled turtles – court hearing on World Animal Day

The Sindh Wildlife Department has taken an alleged turtle smuggler to court. The accused, buy Sajid Cheema, is from Gujranwala and lives in Bangkok. He was caught red-handed at the Karachi airport last month with 218 black spotted turtles stuffed in his briefcase. More than 45 of the turtles have died so far, the rest […]

A fresh start for freshwater turtles

A hearing at the Malir District Court today has cleared the consignment of 218 turtles confiscated at Karachi airport on 20th September for return to their natural habitat this coming Thursday. Details about the recovery are here. The next hearing is expected to set the penalty for the offending party and is scheduled for Saturday, […]

Livestock for Livelihood

Help support the livelihood of the families of Sindh and Baluchistan’s rural communities by donating a goat. Goats can provide an ongoing income through the sale of milk and ghee, prostate as well as supplement their own diet and agriculture. Your donation of 16, case 000 PKR will buy a healthy goat which we’ll deliver […]

It’s turtle nesting season in Karachi

There’s an article by Faiza Ilyas in DAWN today about sea turtle hatchlings being available at animal markets in Karachi. KARACHI, Nov 11: Illegal trade in marine turtles seems to be booming in the city as a group of volunteers, who claimed to have bought 200 green turtles from a market, released some of them […]

Captive whales and dolphins in Karachi

Karachi: The Friday, view November 8 DAWN has an article by Faiza Ilyas about the arrival of Stephen, a Beluga whale from Moscow, for the entertainment of Pakistanis. Marine mammal shows are scheduled to be held next month by a private firm despite reservations by nature conservation experts on the violation of animal rights. “We […]