KARACHI: The Sindh wildlife department has rejected reports in the media regarding widespread deaths of peafowl in Tharparkar, saying that only 102 peafowl have died during the current year. The department’s conservator, Javed Ahmed Mehar, said that his department is taking all necessary measures to conserve peafowl in Tharparkar. The wildlife chief said that a few NGOs have attempted to get funding on the basis of press clippings and have planned unscientific activities and interventions in the name of peafowl conservation. Mehar said that if there would have been any viral disease in peafowl, then its entire population would have vanished, so the reports of diseases are incorrect.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2014.
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