Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar 16 ( ANI ): The population of endangered snow leopards
has witnessed a surge in the Himalayas in the recent times.
Dr Nawaz said the estimated population of snow leopards
was around 200 in Pakistan.
The minister further said, 'Besides snow leopard
in plains are also under threat and with every passing month we hear news of their hunt which is alarming.
They are also killed by ranchers whose livestock the leopards
Speaking during the ceremony, Regional Head Sindh and Balochistan and Focal Person - Wildlife, WWF-Pakistan Dr Babar Khan said deforestation and human encroachments are escalating habitat degradation for snow leopards
Sadly, only 3,000 to 7,500 snow leopards
remain in the wild throughout the world as these big cats are poached for their fur and bones.
Mazandaran is one of the main habitats of the Persian leopard
in Iran, home to around 100 leopards
Back then, when I started hunting in Africa, leopards
were getting thin on the ground.
196 million in co-financing, and implemented by the Snow Leopard
Trust, will strengthen global transboundary efforts to conserve snow leopards
and their high mountain ecosystems.
Locals said that this was the second incident of dead leopards
being found near the village in the last five months with an earlier sighting of a threemonth- old leopard
cub found injured in the same vicinity on December 5, 2015.
As one of the most endangered species in the world, snow leopards
have been spotted in Nangchen, another County in Yushu, three times this year, with one wandering into a cattle yard.
The Diwan of Royal Court has launched the book The Arabian Leopards
of Oman by Andrew Spalton and Hadi Bin Musalam Al Hikmani.