Stop Logging Endangered Snow Leopard Habitat in the Hindu Kush

  • By: Nyack Clancy
  • Target: Mr. Samiullah Ibrahimi, Advisor to Executive Director for Afghanistan

The Hindu Kush is a vast mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan, snow leopards, Siberian ibex, sheep, wolves, foxes, lynx, bears and many other wildlife species of other species.

The snow leopard is an endangered big cat with threats existing from the demand for its' bones used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, its highly prized pelt and farmers protecting their livestock. The natural prey of the snow leopard have been systematically hunted out of many areas. Habitat destruction could send the already endangered snow leopard into a decline from which it cannot recover.

Continued logging and deforestation, (both legal and illegal), has been blamed for the floods that devistated Pakistan. We ask the governments od Afghanistan and Pakistan to stop issuing permits for logging. It is causing havoc in the lives of people, and pushing endangered species towards extinction.

Read More: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/its_time_to_restore_afghanistan/

Mr. Samiullah Ibrahimi
Advisor to Executive Director for Afghanistan
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW MC 13-137
Washington, DC - 20433
USA
Tel: (202) 458-2451
Fax: (202) 477-9052
EMail: sibrahimi@worldbank.org

Mr. Muhammad Khalid Siddiq
Joint Secretary, Development/GEF Focal Point - Pakistan
Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat
3rd Floor, LG & RD Complex, Sector G-5/2
Islamabad, ICT - 44000
Pakistan
Tel: 011 92 51 924 5531
Fax: 011 92 51 924 5532
EMail: makss2000@yahoo.com, geffppakistan@hotmail.com, fawadhayat@gmail.com

The Hindu Kush is a vast mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan, snow leopards, Siberian ibex, sheep, wolves, foxes, lynx, bears and many other wildlife species of other species.


The snow leopard is an endangered big cat with threats existing from the demand for its' bones used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, its highly prized pelt and farmers protecting their livestock. The natural prey of the snow leopard have been systematically hunted out of many areas. Habitat destruction could send the already endangered snow leopard into a decline from which it cannot recover.


Continued logging and deforestation, (both legal and illegal), has been blamed for the floods that devistated Pakistan. We ask the governments od Afghanistan and Pakistan to stop issuing permits for logging. It is causing havoc in the lives of people, and pushing endangered species towards extinction.


Read More: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/its_time_to_restore_afghanistan/


Mr. Samiullah Ibrahimi
Advisor to Executive Director for Afghanistan
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW MC 13-137
Washington, DC - 20433
USA
Tel: (202) 458-2451
Fax: (202) 477-9052
EMail: sibrahimi@worldbank.org


Mr. Muhammad Khalid Siddiq
Joint Secretary, Development/GEF Focal Point - Pakistan
Government of Pakistan, Cabinet Secretariat
3rd Floor, LG & RD Complex, Sector G-5/2
Islamabad, ICT - 44000
Pakistan
Tel: 011 92 51 924 5531
Fax: 011 92 51 924 5532
EMail: makss2000@yahoo.com, geffppakistan@hotmail.com, fawadhayat@gmail.com

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