Sarus cranes seen in Pakistan after a decade

Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012 - 08:49

Islamabad: Sarus cranes, the world`s tallest flying bird, is back in Pakistan after more than a decade, wildlife experts have said.
A pair sighted in Nagarparkar in Sindh province this year has given hope to wildlife enthusiasts that the rare bird may become part of Pakistan`s landscape once again.

at a meeting held by pakistan`s save wildlife and nature (swan) group, experts government officials formed group for the conservation of sarus cranes, dawn news reported.

the discussed present status cranes` population, threats they were facing measures needed to address those problems.

currently, there are about 15 species cranes in world and, them, four visited pakistan during winter -- end september left early march, said.

the siberian crane has not been seen many years population demoiselle common is also dwindling.

and though still found large numbers india, single bird had sighted till this year, said.

"Khyber Pakhtunkhwa tops the list where these birds are hunted on a large-scale followed by Balochistan and Punjab," said wildlife conservationist Ashiq Ahmed Khan.


First Published: Monday, May 28, 2012 - 08:49

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