First ever Asian- leopard preservation zone has been established in Pakistan’s Margalla Hills National Park.
The first-ever Common Asian Leopard Preservation Zone was established, on Saturday, in Pakistan’s Margalla Hills National Park.
According to local media reports, the zone was inaugurated by Prime Minister’s Climate Change Advisor Malik Amin Aslam in the National Park Trail-6 in the Kalinjar area. The big cat conservation site will aid in the protection of critically endangered animals while also promoting wildlife tourism.
Malik Amin Aslam praised the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) for working together to save the common leopard. Speaking on the occasion, Aslam stated that the Margalla Hills National Park supports the existence of a variety of birds and snake species in the region, emphasizing the importance of preservation, which the government pledges to undertake in accordance with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision.
Aslam said, we did not make it; rather, nature aided it due to environmental preservation initiatives and suitable conditions. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) wildlife species list, leopards are still severely endangered. SAPM also mentioned that the Margalla Hills National Park has roughly 300 bird species, 350 plant species, and 20 snake species.He also indicated that the Trail-6 would be closed to the public owing to the presence of leopards, thus guided tours would be available. Amin went on to describe the program as an ecotourism promotion tool for the national treasury to produce healthy revenue.