760 black spotted turtles that were confiscated from a house in DHA, Karachi were released into their natural habitat by Sindh Wildlife Department and WWF-Pakistan on September 12, 2016. PAWS has grave concerns about the inhumane manner in which the turtles were transported from Karachi to Sukker and subsequently released into a lake near Rohri Toll Plaza. [Read more…] about Protocols for turtle confiscation, quarantine and safe release needed in Pakistan
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, 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 at PKR 50,000 per person. The judge has also issued a release order for the turtles to be returned to their natural habitat. Initially, there were difficulties to send the accused to jail under court orders. However, we appreciate the timely and tireless support of Rizwan Mehboob, Adviser to Prime Minster of Pakistan, because of whom the initial difficulties were averted. [Read more…] about Sindh Wildlife Department officials face pressure regarding the alleged turtle smugglers in Karachi
Faiza Ilyas in DAWN:
KARACHI, Nov 9: Lobsters might vanish completely from the list of the country’s exports within a few years as their catch has declined sharply, experts and individuals associated with the seafood industry told Dawn on Saturday.
The government exchequer, they said, was suffering losses because lobsters, like fish and shrimps, were caught indiscriminately throughout the year in violation of the law.
Coverage of PAWS Eid Campaign in Newsline Magazine.
After the devastating floods of 2010, a non-profit organisation wants Pakistanis to think a little differently for Eid-ul-Azha this year. PAWS, the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society, is asking citizens to think about saving animals instead of sacrificing them. The volunteer-run group says that because so many families have lost their cattle and livestock in the floods, what those families need most is not meat for a meal, but livestock to help them generate income and rebuild their lives.
On 5th September, 2010 the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) makes its second relief trip to Thatta district in the southern province of Sindh. This time around we take along a truckload of fodder for the animals and three teams of veterinarians: [Read more…] about Veterinary Relief Mission for Flood Affected Animals in Thatta and Makli
Report in DAWN:
HYDERABAD, July 6: Sindh is the only province of Pakistan where more than 2,000 veterinary doctors are jobless while the situation in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa is otherwise.