10 Oct

Wildlife act undergoes amendments

Shoaib Ahmed in DAWN:

LAHORE, Oct 9: Certain amendments have been made to the Punjab Wildlife’s Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management Act 1974 through a bill submitted in the Punjab Assembly recently, wildlife officials told Dawn on Tuesday. Under the amended act, officials said, now private parties could also set up wildlife breeding farms, wildlife parks and zoological gardens.

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17 Jul

Another zoo tiger dies

Editorial in DAWN:

IT is tragic that a Bengal tiger that was brought to the Lahore zoo from the Safari Park for breeding purposes died on Friday, view presumably from a fatal parasitic disease. The tiger is the fifth to have died in the last year and a half, ailment which makes it imperative for the authorities to take urgent remedial measures. If the post-mortem reveals that the latest death was also caused by the parasitic disease responsible for the other deaths, steps must immediately be taken to safeguard the remaining tigers.

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