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  • A UN prize-winning NGO’s remarkable efforts to save the snow leopards of Pakistan from extinction

    I was thrilled to learn that for the first time since the Equator Prize was launched by the United Nations Equator Initiative in 2002, an NGO from Pakistan has won the prestigious award for this year...

    BWCDO is working on the ground in 17 villages in Baltistan to protect endangered snow leopards through insurance schemes and financial compensation against livestock losses that result from snow leopard attacks...

  • 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...

  • ‘Only 200 snow leopards left in Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: According to estimates, there were 400 to 600 snow leopards in Pakistan a few years ago...

    But a climate change ministry official has said that DNA testing of animal excrement has revealed that there are now only 200 snow leopards in the country...

  • Sohni and Lovely ? The two snow leopards in captivity in Pakistan

    On a recent visit to the mountain resort of Nathia Gali in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), I clambered up the narrow and steep path to the Lalazaar Wildlife Park to revisit the snow leopard being kept in captivity there...

    The last time I was there in 2012, I wrote a blog piece "Snow Leopard in a Birdcage" in which I had criticised the local wildlife department for not feeding the snow leopard properly and for housing it in a small...

  • Relief work goes on as more rain, snow forecast

    ISLAMABAD: With the rescue efforts virtually over, authorities are planning to continue relief operations amid forecasts of more rains and snowfall from Sunday and a severe winter in the areas hit by a major earthquake earlier this week...

    The Chairman of National Disaster Management Autho­rity (NDMA), Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz, said at a press conference here on Friday that ensuring fair verification of claims and providing relief in coming...
  • ‘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...

  • 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...

  • 2 more bodies of students retrieved from snow in Chitral

    CHITRAL/MANSEHRA: The bodies of two of the seven students lying buried in snow after an avalanche hit them nine days ago in Susoom village of Chitral were recovered on Sunday...

    District council member Mohammad Yaqub told Dawn on phone that local people had sprayed water from a nearby irrigation channel on avalanche snow under which the bodies were believed to be lying...

  • Snow, speed and skiing on top of the world

    It’s halfway through the same route that the shepherds take to drive the yak from Shimshal to the pasturelands (pamirs) close to the Shimshal Pass on the Pakistan-China border...

    A Spanish mountaineer who frequents Pakistan for climbing once said the country is 200 years behind when it comes to developing any form of infrastructure for alpinism or winter sports...

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