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Rare species of turtle found in Pakistani waters

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A WWF-Pakistan trained fisherman Hasnat Khan has recently caught, for the first time, a loggerhead turtle, a rare marine turtle hitherto unknown from the Pakistani waters, in his net which was later safely released back into the sea. The turtle became entangled in the net of the fisherman about 166 km southwest of Karachi. The loggerhead turtle weighted about 30 kg and was safely retrieved on board the fishing vessel Al-Saquib Farman. "When I noticed different…Read More

WWF-Pak, FFC bond together to preserve rare dolphin species

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: WWF-Pakistan, the country foremost environmental and nature protection association, and Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited, Pakistan's chief fertilizer brand have bonded together through an agreement, to save the Indus waterway dolphin in Pakistan. The understanding was marked in a service with incredible responsibility to supporting dolphin protection for one year at first. On the other hand, the undertaking may be stretched out to three years. WWF-Pakistan Director…Read More

Rare shark specimen preserved at PMNH for research

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: UNESCO with its partner Pakistan Science Foundation has recently inaugurated one of the largest found whale shark specimens at the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH). The specimen, believed to be unique due to its size in the world, is 40-foot large, weighs 16 tons and is the biggest specimen of fish ever recorded in the history. According to details, this specimen of Whale Shark (rhincodontypus) was seen alive but motionless on February 6, 2012 in the Gora…Read More

Preservation of rare whale shark to cost $5 million

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The whale shark, found dead in the Arabian Sea and later landed at the Pakistan Museum of National History (PMNH) Islamabad from Karachi, will be preserved and made part of its priceless collection."The preservation of the fish would take about six months involving around $5 million," Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro told this scribe. He said that the 42-foot long whale is chemically processed before it was taken to Islamabad. The…Read More