Rare wild leopard cat pair recovered from Karachi

Rare wild leopard cat pair recovered from Karachi: 

Wildlife department arrests accused Leopard cat or wild Leopard cat.

A female official of the department approached the accused as a customer. There was a regular bargain on the phone and a sum of one lakh was settled Leopard Cat. This (accused) called us near Shahabuddin Market. He kept running around for three or four hours to satisfy himself. He then took us to a vegetable and fruit shop.

Rare wild cat pair recovered from Karachi: Wildlife department arrests accused

A pair of leopard cats were kept in a cage in a room behind the shop. We took him into our custody and registered a case. This action would not have been possible if the civil society had not gone ahead and informed us.

This is the story of a wildlife department operation in Karachi that identified a group selling illegally a rare wild cat (leopard cat).

Javed Ahmed Mehr, head of Sindh Wildlife, told the CCR that he had been informed by members of civil society that a pair of leopard cats had been put up for sale on social media.

"We immediately made a plan and instructed Inspector Naeem Khan to recover the leopard cat and arrest the culprits."

It is important to note that this is not the first time that a leopard cat has been trafficked. Earlier, the wildlife department had also recovered a leopard cat in Islamabad.

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The leopard cat is found in the northern regions of Pakistan. It resembles a leopard or a leopard found in Pakistan.

According to Dr Anis-ur-Rehman, former chairman of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, the leopard cat is actually a cat that is not a pet but is found in the wild.

Mohibullah Naveed, who searched for Leopard Cat, said that it is called by different names in different areas.

The wild cat and the cheetah cat are more popular among the locals. It usually occurs in pine forests.

Dr. Anis-ur-Rehman says that although the international community is not concerned about the number of leopard cats, nor has the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) listed the wild cat as an endangered species. The situation is different in Pakistan.

"It simply came to our notice then. Unfortunately, there has been no formal survey to estimate the number.

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Mohibullah Naveed said that the reason for its low number was its illegal business.

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According to Muhammad Zaheer, Supervisor of Islamabad Wildlife, Leopard Cat is used for various purposes.

"Some people keep it for fun. Its fur is also used. There are also reports that people keep their mates in their homes to get their original lineage.

According to Javed Ahmed Mehr, head of Sindh Wildlife, leopard cats cost between Rs 100,000 and Rs 200,000 which are caught by poachers from Islamabad, Abbottabad, Mansehra and other areas.

According to Dr. Anis-ur-Rehman, the old and traditional method of catching leopard cat is to use a trap. "Once it's caught, it's impossible to escape."

"It's a very lucrative business now. Once upon a time there was a leopard cat. From this he got Bengal cat cats every year and continued to sell them. The business is expanding. "

There are also reports that the price of Bengal Cat in Pakistan starts from Rs 60,000 and goes up to millions. It depends on the color and height of the Bengal cat.

Illegal sales: 'Only frontmen caught'

The Sindh incident came to light in recent days but before that the Wildlife Department in Islamabad had caught people involved in illegal trade two years ago and recovered the leopard cat.

According to Islamabad Wildlife Supervisor Muhammad Zaheer, two years ago he was informed that a leopard cat was being sold on Rawalpindi College Road.

"It simply came to our notice then. Several days later, he was ready to sell us the Leopard Cat for Rs 45,000.

Due to the increase in such incidents, Naeem Khan says that the role of the accused who was arrested in Karachi was limited ie only front man.

"We are investigating the man to find out what the network was and where the pair came from," he said.

Dr Anis-ur-Rehman, former chairman of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, says wildlife is the world's second most lucrative business after drugs.

"It simply came to our notice then. They never come to the fore but they use frontman in their various buying and selling.

"We have caught a number of cases. In each case, they have seized it, despite obstacles we can scarcely imagine. " He doesn't even know the real culprits. "

Leopard cat from Karachi awaits in Islamabad National Park

Javed Ahmed Mehr, head of Sindh Wildlife, says they are trying to get the recovered wild cat pair to Islamabad as soon as possible, where they will be released in Margalla National Park with the help of Islamabad Wildlife. Will

"We are ready to welcome the beautiful leopard cat," Rana Saeed Khan, chairman of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, told the BBC.

He said that he would be kept in quarantine for 10 days and with the help of a veterinarian, it would be observed that he was not suffering from any disease. "After that we will drop them off at Margalla National Hill Park where they will make their own home."

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"Civil society has a role to play."

Karachi's civil society, which informs the Sindh Wildlife Department, is actually a group of people working for the environment and wildlife.

Aafia Salam is a journalist who works for the environment. Representing the group, he told the BBC that our people had seen the ad when Leopard Cat was put up for sale on social media.

"After which we decided that we would try to free him anyway."

He said that whatever basic information we could gather was provided to the Sindh Wildlife Department.

Aafia Saleem says, "We understand that illegal wildlife trade is a big problem. If you go to Lalu Field Market where there are birds in line. We used to see wildlife at the Empress Market. "

"We believe that the entire civil society of Puri should stand up against the heinous business of wildlife so that it can be eradicated."

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