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Stringent Measures to Address Illegal Trade of Fresh Water Turtles in Pakistan

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article image IUCN Pakistan organized a Consultative Workshop in collaboration with the Sindh Wildlife Department, Government of Sindh, to discuss the findings of a study jointly conducted on illegal trade of freshwater turtles in Sindh and Balochistan, under a USAID-funded project IUCN is currently conducting. The workshop, held under the USAID-funded project “Integrated Approach to Education, Capacity […]…Read More

Cleaner beaches must for greater protection to marine turtles

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Clean environment along sea shores and at islands is prerequisite to provide safe, secure and nesting place for the turtles especially during the ensuing breeding season as this species is increasingly endangered with the rising sea water pollution and amount of litter at the shore. There is a grave need to create awareness among the sea shore visitors to avoid dropping food wrappers, shopping bags or other waste items as it badly affects the water quality as well as…Read More

34 seized turtles released to fresh waters in Gilgit

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: A consignment of 34 live turtles is confiscated from Pakistan’s northern most "Sust" border between Pakistan and China by the Gilgit-Baltistan Forest, Wildlife and Parks Department, and WWF Pakistan which were being illegally captured and transported to China. These turtles were later released in the fresh water of Korung River, Islamabad."A consignment of 34 turtles was originated from Adiala, Rawalpindi, and was bound to China. The culprit paid a penalty…Read More