As many as six national parks were established including Saiful Malook and Lalusir in Mansehra, Nathia Gali and Ayubia in Abbottabad and Chitral Gol in Chitral besides eight wildlife parks, nine pheasantries
and 15 breeding enclosures.
After extending its activities to the merged districts, the wildlife department formally took over three pheasantries in Bajaur, Mohmand, Kurram districts and one at the Governor's House in Peshawar.
An amount of Rs60 million has been allocated in the annual development programme for the maintenance of four pheasantries.
Sample collection points included commercial poultry farms, Veterinary Research Center facility, live poultry markets and Pheasantries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Furthermore, a total of 24 random blood and 24 tracheal/choanal cleft swab samples were taken from wild birds of pheasantries. Blood samples were processed for serum separation using standard methods (Tuck et al., 2009).
After passing the driveway leading to "The Pheasantries
" (right) a gate in the boundary wall of Studley Park leads into the parkland.
The helminth and coccidial fauna of pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) in view of the specific environmental conditions in pheasantries
and in the wild.
It describes Chipchase as "within the valley of the North Tyne " and how it is " so gorgeously arranged in all prodigality of Nature." Much is made of the "salubrity of its Atmosphere" and how it is "admired for the sublimity of its scenery", while there is also an "Elysium of Pheasantries
" fox covers, shaded salmon pools and "the loveliest of trout streams."
The official documents show that maintenance of three pheasantries in tribal districts including Bajaur, Mohmand and Kurram and one in the Governor's House districts has been included in the merged districts' ADP.
Interestingly, officials of the wildlife department expressed ignorance about the existence of pheasantries in the Governor's House and inside tribal districts and allocation of funds in the ADP.
For this purpose national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, game reserves, wildlife refuges, wildlife parks and pheasantries
have been established throughout the province to promote conservation education, awareness, research, and recreation, he added.
During the training, teachers were also taken to various potential wildlife areas such as national parks, wildlife parks, pheasantries
, aviaries in the province to broaden their outlook through field knowledge, observation, and orientation.