CHITRAL: Speakers at a function held in connection with World Migratory Birds Day here on Friday expressed concern over ‘ruthless’ hunting of water fowls and other species in Chitral, which is the starting point of Indus flyway.
Held under the aegis of snow leopard Foundation at government high school, Sor Laspur in Upper Chitral, students, representatives of civil society and academia attended the event, highlighting the importance of migratory birds for environment and ecosystem.
They said a number of species of migratory birds were at the brink of extinction.
They said the people of Chitral were fortunate to welcome a large number of birds in the course of their migration from Siberia to the plains of Pakistan and India.
Students of the school highlighted the significance of migratory birds through their sketches and drawings, which were applauded by the participants.
A sensitisation documentary was also played for the participants to enhance their interest and understanding about wildlife conservation. .. Source