Govt stopped from issuing hunting licences for houbara bustard

Issuing a detailed judgment in the houbara bustard case, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Jawwad S. Khawaja ordered the federal and the provincial governments not to grant further licences or permits to hunt this species.

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Last updated on 10 September 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Pakistan
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Chlamydotis macqueenii
Species group: 
Birds