Himalayan Brown Bear
Later this month STS, along with a team of international veterinarians will be embarking on a trip to Pakistan to assist the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) with training on several wildlife species, game capture and wildlife ecology.
The aim is to share our expertise, valuable insights and practical knowledge with individuals involved in the country’s wildlife conservation and ecology.
Additionally, we will assist the IWMB with darting and collaring of the endangered Himalayan Brown Bear in Deosai National Park. Also known as the Himalayan Red Bear, Isabelline bear or Dzu-Teh, the bear is a subspecies of the Brown Bear. It occupies higher reaches of the Himalayas in remote mountainous areas of Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet and India. The populations are small and isolated, and it is extremely rare in many parts of its range. It is the largest mammal in the region, males reaching up to 2.2 m (7 ft) and weighing up to 400kg.
The Himalayan Brown Bear is poached for fur and claws for ornamental purposes and internal organs for use in medicines, and killed by shepherds to protect their livestock.
STS is excited to assist fellow conservation colleagues with transfer of knowledge and conservation of wildlife in the area. This diverse composition of the country’s fauna is associated with its location in the transitional zone between two major zoogeographical regions, the Palearctic, and the Oriental. From the Arabian Sea to the Peak of K2, Pakistan has a diverse range of landscapes, from the Northern mountain range woven by the Karakoram Mountains, Hindu Kush Mountains and the Himalayas; the Central region with the Salt Range and Sulaiman Mountains; and in the southern areas lie the vast desert and mud volcanos. These areas have a diverse flora and fauna, including 195 mammal and 668 bird species.
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