The letter stated that Zone III 'comprises approximately 50,393 acres of environmentally sensitive and protected areas including the Margallah Hills National Park (MHNP
), Shah Allah Ditta, Chontra, Lakhwal, Banigala, Saidpur, Malpur, Bhara Kahu, Kot Hathial and Sangjani.'
Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) on Youm-e-Shuhada Police (Police Martyrs Day) along with Hiking Club, Police College Sihala expressed these remarks at a session organized to discuss natural beauty of MHNP
, a press release said.
Earlier this year, KMBL worked with IWMB team to clear alien invasive species from an area of one hectare for regeneration of indigenous tree species at Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP
It belongs to Varanidae family whose only three species are found in the country where only Bengal Monitor Lizard existed in MHNP
To a question, he said, "MHNP
have almost 32 species of reptiles according to literature including 13 species of lizard, 2 species of freshwater turtle and 17 species of snakes."
Zartaj regretted that an IWMB ranger was shot dead in the national park for putting up resistance to hunters.Joint Secretary MoCC Muhammad Suleman Khan briefed the committee that the IWMB had the mandate to look after the wildlife in Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP
In recent months, Islamabad wildlife board has amplified efforts against illegal wildlife trade, both offline and online, due to increased hunting of barking deer, rare parrots, foxes, monkeys and wild boars at MHNP
where the board has imposed heavy fines of sum Rs10,000 to Rs40,000 on violators.
According to Metropolitan Corporation, pickets are established throughout the MHNP
with 10 to 15 persons per picket but they are not properly manned.
Spotted owlet, Little owlet, Tawny owl, Diversity, Nest, MHNP
Therefore, the current study was designed to determine distribution, habitat use and abundance of the Scaly ant- eater in the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP
) Islamabad, one of its important habitats in the country.
The Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP
) is situated around Islamabad and contains a large amount of LS reserves.
Paratypes: Same data as holotype (NMSA L8524/T2979, 3 specimens); st'n 06/09 (AMS C.469585, 3 adult specimens); st'n 07/09 (TMAM T161, 1 adult specimen); st'n 08/09 (AMS C.469586, 9 adult specimens); st'n 08/10 (MHNP
IM-2010-20083, 4 adult specimens).