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Markhor giving new life to wildlife in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that the markhor - a majestic wild goat species - is making a remarkable comeback in Pakistan due to the continued conservation efforts. The WCS-led community surveys have revealed that markhor population in northern Pakistan's Kargah region in Gilgit-Baltistan has increased from a low of approximately 40-50 individuals in 1991 to roughly 300 this year.These community surveys suggest that the total markhor population where…Read More

Mass hunting of markhor

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I WOULD like to draw the attention of the authorities concerned towards the mass hunting of wildlife at Goth Ismail Shikari Kharkhacho tehsil, Bela district, Lasbella, Balochistan.About 10,000 wild goats (markhor) and sheep are present in this area and people are free to hunt. Wildlife is diminishing and damaging the beauty of area.Locals d lodged a complaint with former district Nazim but of no use.I request the authorities to impose restriction and heavy penalty on hunting markhor to preserve…Read More