Bears in Pakistan Face Imminent Threats

Published in Young Nation on 28 December 2013

Bears; a beautiful creation of Allah Almighty are a gift of nature. No doubt their gigantic size may frighten many and this might be a prime cause of human-bear conflict but their delicate heart must be seen before threatening them. They never threat humans; in fact humans through their ruthless activities killed them. Moreover, encroachments on their habitats and poaching by hunters have led to a considerable decrease in their population all over the world. Continue reading

Flamingoes in Pakistan

Uzma Khan

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2014.

Flamingoes are beautiful birds that are also associated with the mythological bird, phoenix. Their thin, long legs, elongated curvy neck and pink plumage are fascinating. It is astounding how they wade through water with their beaks submerged. This curved beak sieves water to collect tiny pieces of food such as algae, which is also their very beauty secret. The ‘carotenoids’ in algae adorn them with the pink plumage. Interestingly, flamingoes are born grey and gradually become pink because of the food. If we eat more watermelons and carrots, we will also show the natural blush! Ladies, we should take inspiration from the wildlife.

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