Monday, December 21, 2009

Lynx not facing exinction in Pakistan's Chitral

Wildcat not facing extinction in Chitral

Lynx, a wildcat, is not facing extinction in Pakistan’s northern area of Chitral. During a recent data compilation campaign on lynx in the pastures of lower parts of Chitral in North west Frontier Province, a wildlife conservation agency ‘neglected’ presence of the wildcat in the region, the locals claimed.

Some people had time and again reported lynx’s presence in the region, which had even attacked pet animals. The locals said that in the recent past, lynx had considerable population in the forests covering the villages of Broze, Drosh, Sheshi Koh, Damil, Arsoon and Arandu. The density of its population suffered dilution with the deforestation and ruthless hunting.

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=333061&version=1&template_id=41&parent_id=23

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