Tag: Punjab Wildlife Department

Wildlife Combing Operations in the Punjab

In an ongoing crackdown on wildlife trafficking, the Wildlife Combing Operation spearheaded by the Punjab government has seized 3,159 protected animals and birds across the province. Under the supervision of Director General Wildlife & Parks Punjab, Mudassir Riaz Malik, the operation has led to the challaning of 168 accused, who now face fines totaling Rs […]

Rise in Poaching in the Punjab

Blackbucks and deer at Lal Suhanra National Park The plague that is illegal hunting has threatened the wildlife species of the Punjab for a while now owing to an under-resourced wildlife department. More than 2,000 cases of poaching were reported in 2020 in Punjab, and the number is expected to grow in 2021. The highest […]

Fixing Prices for Sale of Surplus Animals

The Punjab government has not been able to fix new prices for sale of surplus animals and birds, especially lions and tigers, present in wildlife parks and zoos till early 2021. The Punjab wildlife department has hundreds of surplus animals and birds in various wildlife parks and zoos, including the Lahore Safari Zoo. The province […]