Directorate of CKNP schedules winter wildlife surveys from 26th November 2015 to 2nd January 2016.

25 November, 2015 – 3:00| Author Yasir Abbas | Skardu Pakistan
Directorate of Central Karakoram National Park Gilgit Baltistan has planned to conduct winter seasonal wildlife surveys in about 20 valleys of CKNP in its 5 districts. Surveys will be conducted as per CKNP standard wildlife research & Monitoring Protocol in Hushey, Kanday, Thalley, Kharkoo (District Ghanche) Upper Braldo 1 & 2, Arindu Basha, Shigar (District Shigar), Baghicha Khomera, Tormik, Astak-Shengus (District Skardu) Haramosh, Bagrot, Danyore, Jutal-Rahimabad-Juglot (District Gilgit) Skandarabad, Ghulmat, Minapin-Pisan, Hopper and Hisper (District Nagar). Surveys in Hopper valley will be jointly carried out by CKNP, WWF-P, VCC Hopper and Wildlife department staff while in the other valleys CKNP Directorate staff will conduct census in collaboration with the territorial wildlife department staff and community representatives. Mountain ungulates will be focused during the surveys while all other wildlife species will also be surveyed.

Winter 2015_ Seasonal Wildlife Survey Plan (November-December 2015).-revised-Final

Ms. Angela Binetti and Ms. Iffat Rasool, representatives of IDC visit CKNP Headquarters Skardu

Ms. Angela Binetti (Rome Italy) and Ms. Iffat Rasool (Islamabad) representatives of Italian Development Cooperation and Mr. Riaz ul Hassan Resident Representative Ev-K2-CNR (Pakistan) visited Central Karakoram National Park (CKNP) office Skardu on November 11, 2015. The purpose was to discuss about the field interventions implemented by the CKNP in the frame work of SEED component. Project Director CKNP gave a detailed presentation about the park and field interventions. The team visited the newly constructed portion of CKNP headquarters building.