Snow Leopard Killed in GB Region
Chitral Times Report
GILGIT: A snow leopard is reportedly killed in Ginni Valley
near Chilas, GB. The killing took place on 24th April 2017. The
culprit has been identified as a local herder. Wildlife department
has registered the FIR against the herder and till last received
reports, he was not arrested and his search is ongoing in the
region. Wildlife department and other conservation organizations
are jointly working with police to locate and arrest the herder.
SLF and has offered complete support and corporation to police and
wildlife department in searching and arrest of the shooter.
It is also reported by locals that he has sold the Snow Leopard
skin for Rs. 50,000/- to a buyer in Gilgit city. According to the
concerned range officer, Mr. Shah Nawaz, police and other
departments are gathering clues and information to know the
whereabouts of the shooter, and everyone is hopeful to arrest the
shooter soon. Investigations are continued to find the buyer as
We will share further update on this story, as soon we receive any
development regarding arrest and legal actions taken against the
shooter and buyer.
Meanwhile SLF strongly condemn the killing and requests the
Ministry of Climate Change to give a priority in the agenda of
coming GSLEP pre-summit meeting in July. Strict regulations against
poaching and illegal trade should be implemented as well as some
incentives should also be announced for those who report and share
information with the Wildlife department/ conservation
organizations about such incidents.