Tag Archives: Wildlife

Wildlife Dept doesn’t bother to find out stats on migratory birds

KARACHI – The bad news for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts is that they would be unable to find out how many migratory birds from cold countries visited Sindh this year, as the provincial Wildlife Department failed to conduct a survey to ascertain the number of these birds.
The survey’s finding could have been more interesting than usual considering that there might have been an increase in the number of the guest birds in the aftermath of the last year’s floods.

What’s in numbers when Wildlife Department slumbers?

KARACHI – Despite collecting Rs 28.431 million as revenue from 2004 to 2008, the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) is facing issues in departmental reorganisation, implementation of approved projects and establishment of its offices at district level.
The department earned Rs 6.958m in the financial year 2004-05, Rs 7.7m in 2005-06, Rs 7.751m in 2006-07 and Rs 6.022m in the fiscal year 2007-08, but the problems and bottlenecks facing the department remain the same Currently, the

Digital door opens for wildlife department

KARACHI – The geographic information system (GIS) laboratory was inaugurated at the Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) provincial conservator’s office on Thursday.
Pakistan Wetlands Programme national programme manager Dr Ghulam Akbar and Forests and Wildlife Secretary Mushtaq Ali Memon inaugurated the GIS laboratory, which would enable the SWD to identify new sites of natural resources, update existing sites and develop a complete atlas of almost every site, anywhere in the

2010, a deadly year for Sindh’s wildlife

KARACHI – The year 2010 was the worst year for the wildlife in Sindh, which has always been a low priority of the provincial or the federal government. In the past the wildlife faced threats from the humans but this year it was the nature’s fury that took the flora and fauna of Sindh literally by storm -in the form of devastating floods.
The year began as usual with the man-made threats to the wildlife. In February last, former prime minister and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif made

RS 5,000 too MUCH? – President Zardari’s friend flouts wildlife laws

KARACHI – Provincial conservator Hussain Bux Bhaagat was transferred from Karachi to Sukkur and the law that asks for a fee of Rs 5000 for possessing a falcon was amended when President Asif Zardari’s Arab friend, carrying two falcons, was stopped at the Karachi airport and asked for documents and fee slips, sources told Pakistan Today.
Arif al Zarooni, emissary of Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmed and the brother of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum was stopped at the Jinnah

CDA trying to protect wildlife in Margalla Hills, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Division on Wednesday told National Assembly in writing that Capital Development Authority (CDA) had taken various measures to protect wildlife in Margalla hills.
The CDA’s measures regarding protection of wildlife include promulgation of Islamabad Wildlife Ordinance, Declaration of Margalla Hills National Park in 1980 and Framing of Islamabad Wildlife Rules 1983.
The CDA has established an independent directorate of zoo in CDA’s environment wing for