Pakistan Celebrates First-Ever International Markhor Day

Pakistan is marking a historic occasion with the celebration of the first-ever International Markhor Day “Pakistan’s National Animal”.

Pakistan Celebrates First-Ever International Markhor Day

Recognized as an iconic species and symbol of national pride, the Markhor holds a special place in Pakistan’s natural heritage. The country has been at the forefront of conservation efforts to protect this ionic Wild Goat, which is renowned for its striking screw horns and mountain climbing abilities.

The United Nations General Assembly declared May 24 as the International Day of the Markhor, following a resolution sponsored by Pakistan and eight other countries. This resolution was adopted on May 2nd, 2024, a significant step towards global awareness and conservation of this remarkable species.

Rashid Naseem Breaks 20 World Records in Just 48 Hours

The Markhor is native to various regions in Central Asia, particularly in mountainous areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. These regions are characterized by rugged terrain and high altitudes, which are ideal habitats for the Markhor.

However, Pakistan is considered the primary home of the Markhor. The country is home to several species of Markhor, including the Astor Markhor, Kashmir Markhor, and Suleiman Markhor, among others.

The International Day of the Markhor aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the species and its habitat. It also seeks to highlight and promote global conservation initiatives that can safeguard the future of the Markhor and other endangered wildlife.

Follow Emerge Pakistan on Google News

The day serves as a reminder of the critical role biodiversity plays in maintaining ecological balance and the necessity of concerted efforts to protect it.

Pakistan’s active involvement in Markhor conservation has yielded positive results over the years. Through community-based conservation programs and sustainable hunting practices that benefit local communities, the population of Markhor has shown signs of recovery.

These efforts have not only helped in increasing the numbers of Markhor but also in improving the livelihoods of the people living in proximity to its habitats.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *