Trump anti-environment policies threat to snow leopard habitat: minister


ISLAMABAD: Climate Change Minister Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan representing Pakistan at snow Leopard Summit in Kyrgyzstan and said, “snow leopard is angry at Donald Trump for withdrawing from Climate Change treaty”.

He said that “Trump’s withdrawal from climate change treaty is a direct threat to the fragile habitat of this endangered species of snow leopard” received a press release here on Friday.

He linked Trump’s withdrawal from climate change treaty as a direct threat to the fragile habitat of this endangered animal.

He said in his formal address that snow leopard conservation efforts in Pakistan date back to the early 70s with the government endorsement of provincial wildlife acts.

Since then many conservation organizations like WWF, IUCN, WCS, and BWCDO started the implementation of the snow leopard conservation agenda in the country in collaboration with the local communities and government departments.

The inception of the Snow Leopard Foundation in Pakistan in 2008 was a milestone that established a solid scientific entity dedicated to work on the snow leopard conservation with the cooperation of concerned authorities and groups.

He further told the global gathering that Pakistan endorsed the Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection by developing its National Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Priorities and had joined other range countries for achieving the goal of “securing 20 landscapes by 2020”, three of which fall in Pakistan.

The president of the Kyrgz Republic inaugurated the high level meeting on August 25 at the presidential palace in Bishkek with ministers and heads of 12 range countries.

Mushahidullah Khan was elected as chair of Global Snow leopard Forum in 2015.