Nangar Parkar: Global Environment Facility (GEF) of UNDP has opend a center for feeding Vultures to increase the population of Vultures in the region. The Vulture to many may sound a but not very beautiful or clean but it is the one that keeps the envoronment clean in the wilderness, by eating all the leftover meats.
National co-ordinator of UNDP in Pakistan Mr. Masood Lohar told the newsmen that the Vulturs in Asia in general are becoming extict
The UNDP’s GEF with help of a local organization Dharti Development Orgnization has established?this?restaurant at Nangar Parkar from where meat will be provided for the vultures in the area.
?These birds were quite common in our country and the few that remain in Nangarparkar are only due to the steps taken in India. There was a time when there were hundreds of vultures in the country but people used an injection, Diclofenac, on their livestock that directly and indirectly became the cause of death of this precious bird,? said Mr. Masood Ahmed Lohar.
A local activist Parkas, said that every thing in pakistan is done in punjab hence this kind of things are numerous where animals of great value shrines and forts are being destryed but no attention is being paid, as every head to the peon is representative of the bigger province in government or private orgnization.
?We are going to establish the first ?Vulture Restaurant? in Pakistan at Karonjhar Mountain, where we will feed this bird fresh meat so that it has a steady food supply and its numbers can be sustained. Such steps have already been taken in Nepal and India in South Asia and are essential if we want our coming generations to be able to see live vultures and not only in pictures,? said Dharti Development Executive Director Mansoor Dahiri.
He also mentiond that the local administration of the Nangarparkar trying clean dead stray dogs from open spaces, as the vultures are dying by eating the carcasses of these dogs too.
?If we do not act quickly to preserve this bird, its numbers will decline even more rapidly. The project will safeguard the birds and the environment,? Dahiri said i serious node.
Mr. Dahiri also said that plans are underway to introduce the Kharai Sindh Camel, which is known to be the fastest camel in the world. This unique and precious camel is found in Kharo Chhang are in Tharparkar and Shah Bander area in Thatta.
Mr. Lohar of GFF further said that the precious ?Kamori goat? is also being protected as there are only around 700 numbers remaining. The goat is matchless and is found rarely owing to rapid deforestation.? GEF will work in several forgotten indigenous communities such as Rebaris, Kelashis, Jats, Kabutaris and others.