10 Sep

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 at PKR 50, advice 000 per person. The judge has also issued a release order for the turtles to be returned to their natural habitat. Initially, cost 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

20 Sep

Body parts of turtles seized; five arrested

Report in DAWN:

PESHAWAR, prostate Sept 19: The wildlife department seized body parts of turtles, cure weighing up to 300kg, tadalafil during a pre-dawn raid at a house in Aman Gar area of Nowshera district on Wednesday. The seized turtles were being taken to down-country for onward transportation abroad, said chief conservator Dr Mumtaz Malik while talking to APP.

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28 Aug

Wildlife department destroys turtle parts

Sadia Qasim Shah in DAWN:

Dried Turtle PartsPESHAWAR, 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.

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19 Aug

Ministry certifies turtle parts as ‘dry fish skin’

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).

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