After 17 black deer were released to Fort Abbas, the population of the previously extinct species increased.
Successful reintroduction of a rare species of black deer into its native environment has had favorable effects, with the previously extinct animal population increasing after 53 years. In 1967, black deer in the Cholistan desert, which was thought to be their native home, became extinct.
According to Bahawalnagar District Wildlife Officer Zahid Ali In the year 2000, Punjab Wildlife with the help of the Pakistan Army, started working on the initiative to release the deer into the wild.
Pre-release pens were created with the cooperation of the Pakistan Army to rehabilitate the populace. In November of this year, a group of black deer was transferred to Khairpur Tamiwali for the first time. The purpose of the pre-release enclosures is to assist the animals to learn to survive in the wild and maintain themselves alive.
To improve their acclimation to the surroundings, the group was transported from Khairpur Tamiwali to another pre-release facility established in Fort Abbas in September 2020. 17 black deer were eventually released into the wild. Different varieties of natural grass have also been cultivated to safeguard the safety of the animals, as well as a monitoring system and checkpoints to ward off hunters.
No animals have perished or been hunted as of yet. Black deer are being observed regularly after being released, according to Punjab Wildlife officials.