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    Snow Leopard Conservation In Pakistan Face

  • Exhibition held to raise funds for snow leopard conservation

    The exhibition was a fundraiser for snow leopard conservation initiatives in Pakistan, such as capacity building for wildlife guards to manage poaching and grazing, the installation of camera traps for population assessment and other schemes to reduce the retaliatory killing of snow leopards...

    WWF-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan said at the exhibition’s opening that photography was an important medium in changing the...

  • Pakistan seeks return of snow leopard from US

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan wants its snow leopard back that was sent to the Bronx Zoo in New York eight years ago...

    At a meeting on Sunday, Secretary Forest Gilgit-Baltistan Sajad Haider requested the Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan to push the US government to return the snow leopard...

  • Climate change threatens existence of snow leopard

    GILGIT: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in collaboration with Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife and parks department and a private school celebrated the International Snow Leopard Day in Hoper valley of Nagar district on Saturday with an aim to improve knowledge and understanding about the threats the climate change has posed to the existence of snow leopard...

    According to WWF officials, only 200 to 350 snow leopards are estimated to be left alive...

  • Snow leopard and climate change

    The Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Programme held a meeting in Paris on Monday that was chaired by the federal Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid...

    The distribution of the snow leopard, which is also found in Pakistan’s mountains along with 11 other countries in Central and South Asia, is currently being affected by the ever changing impacts of climate change...

  • Snow leopard dies in Peshawar Zoo

    PESHAWAR: Listed as vulnerable species in the world, a snow leopard died in Peshawar Zoo on Thursday, officials said...

    The snow leopard was brought to the newly-established zoo from Ayubia National Park in Abbottabad district...

  • Who is responsible for the snow leopard's death at Peshawar Zoo?

    Perhaps Sohni, the snow leopard who recently died at the Peshawar Zoo, had his fate sealed the day he was brought as a cub to Pakistan...

    The story that has now become a legend in the mountain resort of Nathia Gali is that Shahbaz Sharif’s eldest son, Hamza Sharif, was allegedly gifted a snow leopard cub from a source in Central Asia...

  • ‘Snow leopards face extinction due to demand for their skin, bones’

    ISLAMABAD: Present in only 12 countries in central Asia including Pakistan, the snow leopard can face extinction due to the huge demand for its skin, which is seen as a status symbol, and for its bones which are used in ancient medicine recipes...

    Speaking at an event held in connection with International Snow Leopard Day on Monday, Inspector General Forests Syed Mahmood Nasir said the snow leopard has cultural significance in central...

  • Leopard injures five at a school in Bangalore

    BANGALORE: A male leopard which strayed into a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore injured five people during an hours-long attempt to catch the beast, a wildlife official said...

    Ravi Ralph, chief wildlife officer in the state of Karnataka, said the leopard appeared to have got into the school from a nearby forest area by jumping over the compound’s wall...

  • Threats to common leopard highlighted

    LAHORE: The common leopard’s conflict with local communities in Pakistan is a serious issue and the primary reason for this is loss of its habitat, which has caused the loss of natural prey of the leopard that is dependent on domestic animals for its food, leading to its retaliatory killing...

    This was stated by Dr Uzma Khan, director Biodiversity, World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan while talking to the media at the organisation’s...

  • Leopard shuts down Nepal airport

    Nepal had to close its only international airport for around half an hour on Monday after a leopard was spotted close to the runway...

    “We closed the airport for about 30 minutes after the incident was reported but we haven't found the leopard yet,” Prem Nath Thakur told AFP...

  • Ailing leopard cub dies in Muzaffarabad hours after being rescued

    An ailing leopard cub which was being treated by veterinary doctors in Muzaffarabad died on Thursday evening — hardly 15 hours after it was rescued by wildlife guards from a mountain village of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), an official said...

    The AJK Wildlife Act provides legal protection to the leopard, placing it in the third schedule among animals that cannot be killed, captured or kept in possession...

  • PHC seeks report on leopard death in Peshawar Zoo

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday took notice of the death of a common leopard in the Peshawar Zoo and directed the provincial advocate general to produce a detailed report about the cause of death and facilities provided to animals in the zoo...

    A bench consisting of Justice Qaiser Rasheed and Justice Abdul Shakoor expressed annoyance at the death of the common leopard and wondered if animals were left to die in the...

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