GB Wildlife department to bring male snow leopard from KP and release into Khunjraab National Park

Text and photo by Tanveer Ahmed GILGIT: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department has requested Gilgit-Baltistan government to catch and handover to KP Wildlife the female snow leopard, which was caught by villagers in Misgar village of Gojal valley last week and was later released into Khunjraab National Park by GB Wildlife. ‚ÄúSince KP Wildlife More...

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By Editor On Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Pakistan Red Crescent launches Climate Change Adaptation projects in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Meraj Alam GILGIT: Pakistan Red Crescent in collaboration with German Red Cross has undertaken special efforts to provide assistance to the people of Gilgit Baltistan, more prone to natural disasters like Earth More...

By Editor On Friday, April 15th, 2016

Of climate change, land degradation and deforestation in Gilgit

Mehdi Hasan GILGIT: During his childhood, Mohammad Latif used to reach the grazing fields along with his cattle from his village within an hour or so but now it takes him much time to cover the same distance. 53-year-old More...

By Editor On Saturday, October 10th, 2015

GLOF: Nature falling apart in Bagrot valley

Meraj Alam GILGIT: While preparing for lunch one August afternoon, residents of Hocha village in Bagrot valley of Gilgit heard a big bang from the mountains above and saw fast flowing water coming towards them. More...

By Editor On Monday, October 5th, 2015

Farmers in Gilgit face significant crop loss after flash floods

Tanveer Ahmed GILGIT: Forty-five-year-old Muhammad Latif cultivated wheat crop on one Kanal of his land, which was washed away in the flash floods that hit Falfu Glacier in July this monsoon. He is now worried More...

By Editor On Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Bagrot valley of Gilgit loses forests, the only source of livelihood

How a Tree is Made into Lumber, vintage engraving Riaz Ali GILGIT: As the winter is just around the corner, 60-year-old Syed Ibrahim Balgi has become anxious about getting firewood to combat cold. He has 12 family More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Climate change ‘turns’ farmer into carpenter

Farman Karim Baig Gilgit: Roza Khan, a native of Bagrot in Datucha village was involved in agriculture since years, but since severe floods destroyed his fields, he switched his profession and began working as More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Flash floods uproot trees, destroy infrastructure in Gilgit-Baltistan

Qasim Shah GILGIT: With great efforts, forefathers of Qamber Ali had planted fruit trees in their agricultural field, which are now no more because of being washed away by flash floods. Ali is a resident of Sher More...

By Editor On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Glacial lake outburst floods become more frequent in Bagrot valley of Gilgit

Manzar Shigri GILGIT: It is almost two months now that a majority of the 16,000-strong population of Bargot valley in Gilgit are forced to live without electricity as the Rs350 million two mega watt hydel power More...

By Editor On Monday, August 24th, 2015

Climate change causes natural disasters in Gilgit-Baltistan

Nature has blessed Gilgit-Baltistan with many natural resources, including glaciers, minerals and forests. But unfortunately, negligence of the government and certain actions by the locals has led the region facing More...