Spanish Hunter Pays $83,500 to Kill a Markhor in Gilgit

A Spanish hunter, Carlo Pasc,o has hunted a flare-horned Markhor in Gilgit after paying a permit fee of $83,500, making it the third time the national animal of Pakistan has been hunted this season.

The hunting fees for different local species were decided in November last year as the Gilgit-Baltistan Wildlife department auctioned off the permits for Markhor for $83,500. In 2018-19, the hunters paid $110,000 for hunting the animal.


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According to the wildlife department, 80% of the hunting fee goes to the local community for their welfare and conservation of local animal species, whereas the remaining 20% is deposited in the national exchequer.

Every year, hunting enthusiasts from across the globe make a trip to Pakistan’s northern areas, especially Gilgit-Baltistan, to collect trophies.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List, Markhor is listed as a near-threatened species since 2015.

Feature Writer


  • Phir to Pakistani Hukumat Ko Chahyeh MARKHOR Ki Nasal Barhyeh
    Aur Isi Ko KILL Kar K Arbo Dollar Bhi Kamaye

  • But why pay so much amount to hunt what is so special about hunting i just dont get it for me it is disgusting.

    • WorldCup trophies are made from horns of this animal. A Trophy with real horns is of special significance to the World of Sports. Also the Markhor horns are no ordinary horns, google and you will know :)

  • This govt is just a piece of shitt…
    How disgusting that u allowing people to kill our national animal which is already few in numbers……

  • یہ بات بالکل بھی ٹھیک نہیں ہے، انہیں جانوروں کا شکار کر کے دوبارہ 80 فیصد کیا 100 فیصد بھی لگا دیں تو کچھ نہیں ہو سکتا، دوسری بات کے انتہائی شرم کا مقام ہے اس حکومت کے لیے اور اس ادارے کے لیے جو اس اپنی پہچان، اپنے قومی جانور کی قیمت لگاتے اور ایسے بل پاس کرتے.


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