Pakistan to Participate in International Snow Leopard Conservation Summit

Pakistan will actively participate in International snow Leopard Conservation Summit, which is going to be held in August 2017 in Kyrgyzstan Republic.

This was stated by the Minister of Climate Change while talking to Kyrgyz Republic Ambassador, Erik Beishembiev, in Islamabad today.

Both countries agreed to increase bilateral relations and make snow Leopard Conservation Summit a successful event.

The ambassador informed that the actions are being taken in Pakistan for conservation of Snow Leopard. The population of snow leopard is increasing due to these efforts.

The Inspector General Forest Nasir Mehmood told the ambassador that Trophy Hunting is playing a great role in  conserving Markhor population in Pakistan due to financial benefits for local communities attached to trophy hunting. He further informed that the academics from Quaid-i-Azam University and IUCN are conducting research on different features of snow leopard including their habitat, DNA, ecosystem.

His Excellency Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic emphasized the increasing trade relations between both countries and how they could benefit from China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He highlighted that Kyrgyz Republic is part of “one belt, one road” which has reduced distance and cost for trade between Pakistan and Kyrgyz Republic. He further said Kyrgyz Republic is home to many exports like dry fruits, meat which can be the source of increasing trade relations between both countries.

The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary Mr.Abdul Lateef, Inspector General Forest Syed Nasir Mehmood, Public Relations Officer Ms. Zile Huma and Mr. & Mrs. Kamalov Second Secretary and Commercial Counselor.

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