STATUS OF SNOW LEOPARD AND PREY SPECIES IN TORKHOW VALLEY, DISTRICT CHITRAL, PAKISTAN J. U. Din and M. A. Nawaz* Snow Leopard Foundation, Pakistan, 17- Service Road North, I-8/3, Islamabad *Department of Animal Sciences, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad Corresponding author e-mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT Diss. The WWF Pakistan has warned that the snow leopard population in Pakistan is in danger of extinction. Home range, movements and habitat use of snow leopard (Uncia uncia) in Nepal. Oryx, 37(1): 26-33. The status of the snow leopard in Pakistan and its conflict with local farmers. About 200-240 snow leopards live in Pakistan’s northern mountains across Khyber Pakhtunkhaw, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. University of London, 1: 1-255. And the illegal trade in snow leopard parts appears to be increasing. The Snow Leopard Conservancy partners with local communities in Pakistan, Nepal, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Russia, and India for awareness, conservation research and monitoring, and … Photo by Shan Shui. There are 200 to 420 snow leopards left in Pakistan with total habitat area of 80, 000 sq km. Many Pakistanis perhaps do not know that there are snow leopards in Pakistan’s northern mountains, mainly in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) region. Poaching: Snow leopards have long been killed for their beautiful fur, but their bones and other body parts are also used in Traditional Asian Medicine. Observations on the ecology of snow leopard in west Nepal. Snow Leopard Wildlife Conservation Society Pakistan has been implementing a multi-year program since 1997 in attempts to conserve the last extensive high elevation and conifer forest ecosystems in Gilgit-Baltistan-a natural habitat to both snow leopards and its prey. The estimated population of snow leopards in Pakistan is around 400 to 500. The WWF Pakistan estimates that only 200 to 400 snow leopards remain in Pakistan. Jackson, R., G. Ahlborn. Image Credit: Courtesy: Snow Leopard Foundation The status of the snow leopard in Pakistan and its conflict with local farmers Shafqat Hussain Abstract Between 1998 and 2001 I carried out surveys This is mainly due to retaliatory killings by farmers, in four areas in the Baltistan district of the Northern and poaching for pelts and other body parts. Conflict with communities: Herders sometimes kill snow leopards in retaliation for attacking their livestock. Various civil society organizations and research institutions within China have contributed to the new report. Jackson, R. 1996. Species- In Pakistan, The snow leopard’s geographic distribution runs from the Hindu Kush through the Pamir Mountains, Karakoram, Kashmir and the Himalaya. It’s brutal to confine such magnificent creature in confined space. 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