Climate Change

Endangered Leopard Poisoned to Death in LandiKotal

In a tragic incident, a rare leopard from an endangered species was poisoned to death after it attacked a herd of goats in LandiKotal’s Shalman Valley of Khyber district in Pakistan. The incident occurred on Tuesday, and it is believed that the leopard was deliberately poisoned.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department has launched an investigation into the matter, and it is suspected that the leopard may have been poisoned by local villagers who were angry about the loss of their livestock. The department has condemned the killing of the endangered animal and vowed to take strict action against the perpetrators.

This is not the first time that the Forest and Wildlife Department in Pakistan has faced criticism for its negligence towards protecting endangered species. Earlier this year, two leopard cubs were found dead in Tirah Valley due to the department’s inaction and lack of resources.

The incident highlights the urgent need for better protection of endangered species in Pakistan, with stricter laws and harsher punishments for those who harm or kill these animals. It is essential that the government takes immediate action to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future and safeguard the country’s rich biodiversity.

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