Legal and illegal trade of wildlife and domesticated birds and mammals in two different localities in district Kohat
Shehzad Zareen, Hameed Ur Rehman, Syed Mohsin Shah, Faisal Rehman, Amjid Ali, Zia ul Islam, Hidayat Ullah Khan, Raqeebullah, Kausar Saeed, Waqar Ahmd and Zawar Ahmad
Commercial use of non-domesticated animals and plants is usually referred as wildlife trade. Data was collected from two different localities of district Kohat. Data was recorded on a questionnaire along with animal’s classification, Common and local names and price per animal (in Pakistani Rupees). About 8 different species of birds were being sold in Bilitang Mela and Neher Mela among which 5 were marketed legally, While 3 of them were being sold totally in an illegal way without any permit from wildlife department. Among mammals about 6 different species were being marketed. All of the Mammals were traded legally over there. Trading of Partridges is very common in district Kohat. Most of the marketing of partridges is illegal i.e. without any permission from wildlife department. They are kept in cage throughout their lives. They are also reared for breeding purpose and their chicks are then sold for a handsome amount of money. As imported birds and animals are completely banned therefore these bazaars are not involved in imported animals and birds. Family Phasianidae is most commonly traded family of birds in district Kohat and Family Bovidae was the most common marketed family. All mammals were being marketed legally. B. Taurus (Cow) was found most costly mammal among them.
Shehzad Zareen, Hameed Ur Rehman, Syed Mohsin Shah, Faisal Rehman, Amjid Ali, Zia ul Islam, Hidayat Ullah Khan, Raqeebullah, Kausar Saeed, Waqar Ahmd, Zawar Ahmad. Legal and illegal trade of wildlife and domesticated birds and mammals in two different localities in district Kohat. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(5):308-309.