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Consultants demand scientific discussion board, proof to handle rising leopard encounter situation

ISLAMABAD: Consultants on Sunday demanded the quarters involved to return ahead for a collective effort to kind a technical discussion board to assemble scientific proof with the intention to sort out rising leopard encounter situation.

Just lately, an endangered Frequent Asian Leopard bought killed after being hit by two automobiles on the Grand Truck Street close to Taxila-Sangjani space whereas chasing its prey.

The Islamabad Wildlife Administration Board (IWMB) group reached the spot, however couldn’t discover the physique for additional probe into the matter, and the eye-witness didn’t cooperate with the group to trace the precise location.

The Punjab Wildlife Division Staff from Rawalpindi district additionally reached the spot and continued the search alongside the IWMB group, however remained unsuccessful.

Vice Chairman of Pakistan Wildlife Basis Safwan Ahmed advised APP that the endangered species of leopards have been taken severely by the IWMB and stakeholders to make sure its conservation that has thrived in a really quick span of time in Margalla Hills Nationwide Park (MHNP).

It had resulted into overpopulation of the wildcats that grew to become a nuisance, just like that in India the place leopards have been additionally thriving, he added.

He stated as a suggestion it may very well be labored out to seize among the pairs of leopards that is likely to be despatched to the northern areas to regulate its inhabitants within the Margallas and examine its territorial unfold throughout the area.

He stated the MHNP throughout was surrounded by inhabitants that made it susceptible to human-wildlife conflicts. Ahmed underlined that each one mammalogists must sit collectively to plan an answer to this matter.

The latest incident of leopard operating into the automobiles on G.T. Street was a sign of its overpopulation, whereas a lot of the wildcats used to perish in inner fights of males to achieve space dominance of their territory.

To a query, he stated an in depth analysis could be required to review the issue of rising encounters of leopards after which devise an knowledgeable technique to sort out the problem.

Referring to his suggestion to handle the matter, he stated it was a smart scientific guess however not an answer which wanted scientific validation by proof.

Safwan Ahmed stated that there have been two most important disadvantages of leopards’ overpopulation, one improve in male leopards’ battle or violence, and the opposite rise within the likelihood of human-wildlife battle.

As an example, he stated in yr 2005, there was a single human-leopard battle however this would possibly improve to 10 within the prevailing situation.

Earlier, Chairperson of IWMB Rina Saeed Khan wrote on her Twitter account, “This unhappy incident occurred final evening (Tuesday) round 2.15 a.m. on GT street (from Isd to Taxila) beneath Nicholson monument. Leopard jumped out onto street (chasing a prey?) & bought run over by truck. Then was hit by one other automobile whose bumper broke. Frequent leopard didn’t survive.

“A cameraman who was following automobile which hit leopard took this footage final evening. We despatched IWMB group to get better leopard for post-mortem however sadly physique has gone lacking right this moment. We are attempting to find eyewitnesses to file FIR at native police station in Sangjani.”

She urged the plenty to offer info accessible within the case. “In case you have any info relating to this incident please message me immediately. It’s unlawful to take away the stays of this endangered frequent leopard. The wildlife division must do an post-mortem. We’re submitting an FIR.”

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