Sindh Wildlife Department officials face pressure regarding the alleged turtle smugglers in Karachi

A consignment of 780 Black Spotted Turtles was confiscated by Sindh Wildlife Department from a house in Gizri yesterday. The alleged turtle smugglers include three Chinese and nine Pakistanis, vcialis 40mg who have been taken to court by the wildlife department officials.The judge has ordered the release of three of the Pakistani smugglers on bail […]

Sindh High Court stays proceedings on turtle smuggling case

Several newspapers yesterday covered the ongoing turtle smuggling case in Pakistan. Please read and share widely. Turtles and tortoises are listed as endangered species by IUCN and CITES as their population is on the verge of extinction. These stories give us an opportunity to send appreciative letters to the editors about the importance of wildlife […]

(Video) A case of smuggled turtles – part one

http://vimeo.com/108763239 The Sindh Wildlife Department has taken an alleged turtle smuggler to court. The next hearing begins at 8.30am sharp on Wednesday, price October 22nd at the Malir Court. Your presence will put pressure on the courts to make an exemplary punishment as well as on the Sindh Assembly to pass the necessary amendments to […]

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, […]

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 […]

Whale shark chopped; meat carted away, sold for a song

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN: KARACHI: The whale shark that had died after becoming entangled in a net cast off the Hawkesbay beach was chopped on Tuesday morning and taken away for use in poultry feed as Sindh Wildlife Department staff failed to move decisively to take its possession. More here.