Category: Islamabad

Controversy Over the Islamabad Zoo Continues

Friday Times/ Feb 2024/ Rina S. Khan The world over the trend is to decommission old zoos and not set up any new zoo. After all, we are living in the era of climate change, which is currently threatening a growing number of species, as a recent update of the International Union of Conservation of […]

Change.Org Petition to Stop CDA from trying to re-establish a zoo in Islamabad

February 3, 2024 Started by Ayesha Khan We, the undersigned, express our deep concern and objection to the plans of the CDA to “reclaim” administrative control of and “restore” the Islamabad zoo in violation of the Islamabad High Court decisions to hand over management of the zoo to the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) and have […]

Bengal Tiger Shifted to South Africa

A Bengal tiger rescued in Islamabad over two years ago was successfully relocated to a sanctuary in South Africa this week. “Baboo” was four months old when he was found by Pakistani wildlife authorities at a vet’s office in Islamabad on December 7, 2022. He had severe malnourishment and over 10 bone fractures and has […]

Dr Anisur Rahman Explains Casualties at Islamabad Zoo

Response by Dr Anisur Rahman, former Chairman of Islamabad Wildlife Management Board to the Fact Finding Inquiry Relating to Casualties at the Islamabad Zoo Animals It is fundamental to understand the reasons why the staff of the Wildlife Management Board has been unable to deliver to its full capacity and highest level of professional competence […]

Cher Documentary on Kavaan

Kaavan makes his movie debut with Cher and the Loneliest Elephant on April 22 The documentary follows Cher on her journey as she fights legal battles and executive difficulties to free the elephant. A documentary on the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’, Kaavan’s journey from solitary confinement in Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia is going to […]

CDA and Islamabad Wildlife Board Clash Over the Zoo

The Capital Development (CDA) and Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) have once again locked horns in a legal battle over the possession of Islamabad’s desolated Zoo. On June 23, 2020, a ceremony was arranged where the CDA was supposed to hand over the zoo to the IWLB in light of an order of the Islamabad High […]

Ayub National Park Gets 44 Animals from Islamabad Zoo

Cages lie empty at Islamabad Zoo after more than 400 animals were shifted to Ayub National Park in Rawalpindi. Some 44 new wild animals have been moved to Jungle World of Ayub National Park from Islamabad Zoo. The Army Heritage Foundation (AHF) has been assigned the responsibility to look after the animals. The new additions […]

Closure of Islamabad Zoo

Closure of Islamabad Zoo is injustice to the people of Islamabad who should not be punished for the incompetence of the authorities, according to some representatives of traders. The zoo is a source of entertainment to thousands of people of Islamabad and they should not be deprived of it, said Traders Action Committee Islamabad. They […]