IWMB, PWD confiscate over dozen illegal wild pelts


The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) and Punjab Wildlife Department (PWD), during an intelligence based information raid, have confiscated over a dozen of illegally kept pelts of endangered wildlife species from a taxidermist based in Sadiqabad area of Rawalpindi.

The operation was launched after local sources of the Board informed that a local leopard was being hunted illegally in the Margalla Hills National Park whose hide was available with a taxidermist based in the adjoining city of Rawalpindi, an IWMB official told APP while elaborating the successful raid.

He said the taxidermist was based in Khanna Pul area falling in the vicinity of Sadiqabad and was working for a long time selling the stuffed skins of wildlife species.