WWF to radio-collar leopards in Pakistan
Islamabad: The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) plans to radio-collar leopards in Pakistan to monitor them following a spurt in man-animal conflicts.
WWF has joined hands with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wildlife department to radio-collar leopards in Ayubia National Park.
The collars will aid the conservationists in monitoring the movement and activities of these cats in the region, the Dawn said Friday.
The leopards are endangered today in Pakistan as large-scale developmental projects and increasing human population encroach into their territory.
About a dozen leopards were killed last year after they attacked humans and livestock.
Radio collars have also been used in the country to track leopard`s more elusive cousin - the snow leopard - as well as hog deer, falcons and the houbara bustard, a large bird.
The radio collar data will help in the scientific management of the animals.
Conservationists say radio-collaring leopards is not an easy task as they are nocturnal. However, if done successfully, radio-collaring can help boost their conservation efforts.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- BSP shrugs off Rita Bahuguna 's jump; says BJP will still face defeat in UP polls
- Navjot Singh Sidhu out on zero to Waqar Younis in 1990 – The match Kapil Sharma keeps talking about
- MS Dhoni reacts in astonishment as Axar Patel takes a stunning one-handed catch - VIDEO
- Pierce Brosnan 'deeply shocked and saddened' because of Pan Masala brand ad
- Sushant Singh Rajput’s former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande’s Karva Chauth photos will surprise you