Arab royal hunts down 2,100 houbara bustards in three week safari

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    KARACHI: A Saudi prince has poached over 2,100 internationally protected houbara bustards in 21-day hunting safari in Chagai, Balochistan, during which the royal also indulged in illegal hunting in protected areas, says a report.

    The report titled ‘Visit of Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud regarding hunting of houbara bustard’ prepared by Jaffar Baloch, divisional forest officer of the Balochistan forest and wildlife department, Chagai at Dalbandin, says the prince hunted for 21 days – from Jan 11, 2014 to Jan 31– and hunted 1,977 birds, while other members of his party hunted an additional 123 birds, bringing the total bustard toll to 2,100, sources said.

    They said that hunting of the internationally protected bird was banned in Pakistan also, but the federal government issued special permits to Gulf states’ royals.

    Permits, which are person specific and could not be used by anyone else, allow the holders to hunt up to100 houbara bustards in 10 days in the area allocated, excluding reserved and protected areas.

    The report dated Feb 4, 2014 (No: 216-219 HB/CHI) says that during the 21-day safari the prince hunted the birds for 15 days in the reserved and protected areas, poached birds in other areas for six days and took rest for two days.

    Giving a breakup of date-wise as well as area-wise details of the prince’s expedition, the report says that he hunted 112 houbara bustards in the Gut game sanctuary (Arbe pat) which is a reserved and protected area on Jan 11, 2014.

    The next two days on Jan 12 and 13th he hunted 116 and 93 birds in the Gut game sanctuary (Sai Rek) which is also a reserved and protected area. Then for the next two days Prince Fahd, who is also governor of Tabuk, visited Sato Gut and hunted 82 and 80 houbaras on Jan 14 and 15, respectively. On Jan 16, he visited Gut-i-Barooth and hunted 79 houbaras. Both these areas are not protected areas, says the report.

    For the next six days the Saudi royal camped in the Koh-i-Sultan state forest, which is a reserved and protected area, and hunted 93, 82, 94, 97, 96 and 120 houbara bustards on Jan 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, respectively.

    On Jan 23 and 24, he continued his hunting spree in the Gut game sanctuary (Dam), which is a reserved as well as protected area, and hunted 116 and 197 houbara bustards, respectively.

    The prince carried out hunting of the protected bird in Thalo Station and hunted 89 houbara bustards on Jan 25 and spent the next two days hunting the birds in Pul Choto, killing 34 and 89 birds on Jan 26 and 27, respectively. Both of these areas are neither reserved nor protected, says the report.

    The remaining four days, Prince Fahd spent in the Gut game sanctuary, a reserved as well as protected area, and hunted 92, 94, 119 and 97 birds on Jan 28, 29, 30, and 31, respectively. The royal guest took rest on Feb 1 and 2 at the Bar Tagzai base camp after bringing the grand total of his trophies to 1,977.

    The report says: “123 birds were hunted by local representatives and other labourers of the hunting party. The total bustards hunted by Prince Fahd bin Abdul Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud are 1,977 and total bustards hunted by local representatives and other labourers are 123 bringing the grand total to 2100”.

    Arab royal hunts down 2,100 houbara bustards in three week safari - DAWN.COM
     
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    gairat mand pakis
     
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    so what................. the own/financier of this" nation" has killed this nation`s national bird...............so what.....just a pass time for him

    the national bird has been replaced by the drones.....so the unwanted "bird" has been offered to the "owners".
     
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    It is really unfortunate that Pakistan cares so little for conservation.

    Sad that money thrown as if to beggars can one allow destruction of it nature's boon.

    Even in that Hindi film, Bacchan ,acting as a shoeshine boy, told the Seth that he did not take money that is thrown down to him.
     
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    In Rajasthan, around Jaisalmer is a species known as The Great Indian bustard ( Godawan in local parlance). Permit for this species ( it is protected now) was once given by Mr Rajiv Gandhi when he was PM to the Saud Prince.

    The Arabs are scared of losing their libido, it is believed consuming such exotic & rare species will make them "Rasputin's" in bed.

    That is why this mayhem.

    Their minions pickle the meat to preserve it for later use by the princely family.
     
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    Amazing bravery.... a super rich sheikh who can't get it up, shoots harmless birds in the thousands while an entire beggar of a nation cheers him on.....

    PS: did the pakis lend their 'gazwa' army to conquer the errant birds...
     
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    Only motive in life for these Arab men is to have sex is it? And this begger nation pakistan is helping to improve their Libidos at the cost of innocent birds for population expansion. What a tragedy:facepalm:
     
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    Saudis seem to require reminder that they have it.
     
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    woow!!! Are we on a sanitization spree or whut?
    If Language is sooo an issue..Do change the name of the thread cuz it has the word "Bara"!!!
     

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