2/3/2015 4:59:54 PM
|written By : Staff Reporter|
The Pakistan administration has given special permission allowing a Saudi Prince to hunt the rare Houbara Bustard in Baluchistan despite the provincial High Court cancelling all permits.
According to a wire report, Saifullah Zehri, district forest officer for wildlife in Chagai confirmed that two advance parties of Saudi Prince Fahd bin Sultan Abdulaziz Al Saud had reached the Yak Much desert area in the district yesterday. The Prince is expected to join the group in coming days.
The Houbara Bustards are currently listed as "vulnerable" and "declining in numbers" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's "Red List" of threatened species.
But even though hunting them is banned in Pakistan, the government has given special permission to members from the royal families of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE.