In this study, we estimate musk deer population size, distribution and threats in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). This ecological zone includes the areas above coniferous forest tree line and major plant species of area include Betula utilis,Salix spp, Juniperus communis Rhododendron spp. Loss of habitat, livestock grazing, woods cutting and other indefensible practices in potential habitat of musk deer are supplementary factors which result in decline of population of this wild ungulate. The white-bellied musk deer or Himalayan musk deer (Moschus leucogaster) is a musk deer species occurring in the Himalayas of Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan and China.It is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List because of overexploitation resulting in a probable serious population decline. Moreover, the average weight of a No Licence to Kill: the population and harvest of musk deer and trade in musk in the Russian Federation and Mongolia v. All other Musk Deer populations are included in Appendix II of CITES. Musk deer were located at Loi Dandi, Thelian, Loon Gali and Par. Musk Deer are under second class protection in China. Fawn of a rare musk deer was released in Karakoram national park in Skardu, SAMAA TV reported on Sunday. Only some of these are under the conservation scope of IUCN.Protection and conservation of the environment of Pakistan was included in the concurrent constitution of 1973. Musk Deer populations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bhutan are listed under Appendix I of CITES. The population of Musk deer is under the constant threat because of the illegal killing for musk pod collection in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. First Guest house in Arang Kel Neelum Valley We provide quality food and accommodation Pakistan has 29 protected areas known as national parks (Urdu: پاکستان کے نیشنل پارک ‎). Zool., vol. As of 2012, 22 of these are under supervision of respective provincial governments and remaining are in private care. Distribution and Population Status of Himalayan Musk Deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in the Machiara National Park, AJ&K QAMAR-UZ-ZAMAN QAMAR, MAQSOOD ANWAR AND RIAZ AZIZ MINHAS Protected Areas Management Project, Machiara National Park, Muzaffarabad, AJ&K (QZQ, RAM) and Department of Wildlife Management, PMAS Arid … The distribution of musk deer extends through the forested mountains of eastern Asia, from the Arctic Circle in Siberia in the north, to the north-eastern edge of Mongolia and Korea and further southward across China, away from the Gobi Desert, to Vietnam, and Myanmar continuing as far as the southern Himalayas in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Injured musk deer released in Karakoram national park. 2,841 were here. Pakistan J. 159-163, 2008. The Musk Deer is included in Schedule I, Part I of the Indian Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972. Himalayan musk deer, which is found in the Himalayas above 2,500 metres in parts of India, China, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan, is a … and According to Roberts (1997), Musk deer in Pakistan is associated with sub-alpine scrub forest, above 40(3), pp. Musk deer in the Altai-Sayan region were said to be systematically targeted by poachers and the trade in musk to be monopolized by three dealers. There are few population Endangered status to musk deer in Pakistan, noting that there is no reliable information on its distribution or population levels (Sheikh and Molur, 2004).