Another American Hunts Markhor In GB. 80% Of Money To Go To Doyan Community
Another United States (US) Citizen successfully hunted Markhor in Gligit Baltistan on March 4, increasing the number of foreign hunts in Pakistan to 4 in 2019.
American hunter Jim Hascup paid US$90,500 (12,579,500 PKR) to authorities in the Doyan Conservancy/ Community Controlled Hunting Area (CCHA) in Astore district, who said that the Doyan community was jubilant over the successful hunt.
According to the policy, 20% of the trophy amount would be handed over to the Gilgit Baltistan government, while 80% of it will be given to the Doyan community for their wildlife conservation and socio-economic development activities under the community Conservation and Development Plan.
WCSDO Chairman Advocate Mushtaq Ahmed said that the amount was a great reward for the conservation efforts of the community. A small ceremony was also organized in honour of the American hunter later in the evening of the hunt, reported Pamir Times.
Hunter Jim Hascup said he was very happy on the successful hunt and the way the people of Doyan and Parks and Wildlife Department facilitated the hunt. He appreciated the efforts of the local community for managing their wildlife and other natural resources.
Social Media Criticizes Markhor Hunt
Sherry Rehman says she hates this ‘giving of license to hunt’,
I’m sorry but I hate this giving of licenses to hunt : Another US citizen hunts highest-rated Astore Markhor
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) March 17, 2019
People call for a safety price for animals too.
There should be a safety price for these animals as well. Pay a price for an animal and it should be tagged as safe. This outrage can be used to crowdsource funds for conservation, something that is used to justify trophy hunting. Let's outbid the hunters https://t.co/cNw9IYisiX https://t.co/ACYFni7nb5
— Imran Khan (@iopyne) March 18, 2019
In February, US Citizen Bryan Kinsel Harlan hunted the highest-priced Markhor during the ongoing hunting season in Sassi village, Gilgit.
He was the third American to do so during the current season.
The Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife department said that Bryan had successfully hunted the markhor from Sassi-Harmosh community conservation centre after he paid a record US$110,000 as a permit fee.
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