70% Pangolin populations | endangered species in pakistan

According to government and non-governmental organizations, most of the pangolins species in Pakistan have been illegally bought and sold in the wildlife of Pakistan.


According to a careful estimate, 70 to 80 percent of the population of the Penguins is gone.
Hasan Ali is a senior official of the Punjab Wildlife Department. He has also received special training in Nepal regarding the Pangolin and nowadays he is the Director of the Lahore Zoo.

He told the Press that it was found in full swing, especially in Chakwal, Potohar Region, Punjab, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Chakwal and Kashmir were the most commonly victimized and sold pangolins in almost every area of ​​Pakistan. Now, to some extent, the matter is under control, but the organized mafia is involved in its buying and selling, while the department does not have the resources and experience to fully control it. '

The pangolin was smuggled into countries like China and Vietnam, where it was used for various purposes in meat and skin.

Impact on the environment ""
Pangolin is a mammalian animal. Its food is earthworms and "termites".

According to former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Environment Minister Noman Rasheed, the penguin is the natural keeper of our land, fields, crops, gardens, trees, forests, buildings, etc. It does not allow a certain number of different insects and termites to creep on the ground due to their daily behavior.

He said that due to the increasing number of pesticides on the ground in different areas, various complaints were being raised which included the loss of crops, orchards, the buildings affected by the termites and even the livestock used for our livestock. This is also causing problems.

According to experts, they found during the survey in Chakwal area that due to the elimination or failure of the penguins in the areas where the penguins were found, the problem of termites in the houses has now become very serious, while various crops and gardens. It is also hurting.