While GB is home to many rare species such as Marco Polo sheep
, ibex, markhor, urial, blue sheep, lynx, snow leopard, leopard cat, brown and black bears, wolf, fox, marmot, chakor and ram chakor and golden eagle, otter, and the recently discovered Pallas's cat, Mr Nizari said the population of some protected species was shrinking speedily.
He says that there was a report of the hunting of a female Marco Polo sheep
last year which is not allowed according to rules.
The Marco Polo sheep
is one of the most iconic of game animals, consistently considered among the world's top trophies.
In the high mountains of Central Asia, you can hunt ibex in the same mountains where Marco Polo sheep
are hunted, with the same outfitters, from the same camps, at a small fraction of the cost.
Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica) Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) Astore markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei) Marco polo sheep
(Ovis ammon polii) and Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in Gilgit-Baltistan.
For example, the number of Marco Polo sheep
has increased by 1,000, mountain sheep - by 2,000.
I've just returned from hunting Marco Polo sheep
in Kyrgyzstan and I can honestly tell you the rangefinder played a key role in the success of the hunt.
The KNP was built in 1975 with the primary objective of protecting the threatened species Marco Polo sheep
(Ovis ammon polii) and its natural habitat.
In makeshift stalls one could see the prized camels and their newborn, the Sarja, Karakul and Merino sheep with their freshly born kids, the Swiss, Holstein and local cows, the Marco Polo sheep
and the mountain goat.
It's very name conjures images of soaring mountains and the iconic wildlife of the region, Marco Polo sheep
World Conservation Society has been working in the region since 2006, mostly tracking Marco Polo sheep
Certain mammals, which could be found in abundance at one time have now become the rarest mammals in the world, such as the snow leopard, the Marco Polo sheep
and the Indus river dolphin.