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   May 05, 2017



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 well.

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.


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