ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of paintings and photographs blue-blooded ‘Art for Snow Bobcat Conservation’ opened on Friday highlighting the altered ecosystem of Hopar basin in Nagar commune which is one of the above habitats of snow leopards.
Inaugurated by Agent of Kyrgyz Republic Erik Beishembiev at Arcade 6, the three-day appearance appearance paintings and photographs by seven artists.
Addressing a acquisition of artists, diplomats as able-bodied as art and attributes lovers, the agent accepted efforts of the artists, photographers, the arcade and the Snow Bobcat Foundation (SLF) for creating acquaintance and educating bounded communities about absorption of the ambiguous cat.
Our government emphasises on the charge to abutment acceptable livelihoods and aegis of biodiversity in the abundance regions which covers bisected of Kyrgyzstan, he said, abacus that his government has taken accomplish to bottle the beastly including anniversary of Oct 23 as the International Day of the Snow Bobcat and ambience up of the secretariat of the Global Snow Bobcat and Environmental Aegis (GSLEP) in Bishkek.
These efforts accept resulted in stabilising the citizenry of snow leopards and absorption their abode in Kyrgyzstan, he concluded.
The artists went on an art retreat to Hogar Valley, organised by SLF on a advancement from ambiance absorption activist and above federal secretary Syed Abu Ahmad Akif.
Using altered mediums not alone did the artists abduction amazing breathtaking angle of the basin but additionally got a adventitious to collaborate with academy accouchement and the bounded community.
The exhibition, which is a collective accomplishment of six artists and two photographers, portrays how the valley’s ecosystem is threatened from altitude change and tourism, cartoon absorption appear the charge to advance ecotourism and putting an end to accidental architecture in the area.
“This is the fourth such appearance committed to absorption of the snow bobcat and added agrarian carnivores above Pakistan,” said babysitter Dr Arjumand Faisel, in his acceptable address.
It is auspicious to see that a abundant cardinal of artistic minds are abutting armament with SLF for aegis of these admirable bodies and the habitats after any abutment from the government, he added.
Mr Faisel, a amusing activist and accustomed artisan himself, has corrective the Sacred Rocks cartoon afflatus from the Buddhist bedrock art at Haldekish in Hunza. Application mud on canvas to imitate the arrangement of rocks, Mr Faisel with the advice of patterns and symbols has anecdotal a adventure depicting furnishings of altitude change and snow bobcat poaching.
Bushra Khalid, through her paintings in assorted layers of acrylic sheets, has created the aftereffect of bit-by-bit dematerialization of the angel assuming how snow bobcat bark can be apparent as a rug in homes or on dresses of bodies from the aristocratic class.
Hamid Hanbhi in his assignment has apparent abatement in the citizenry of the beastly application ablaze colours on abandoned balloons shaped as snow leopards, advertence that asleep snow leopards, alike if busy on walls are meaningless.
Sujjal Kiani’s painting Until the aftermost airship ancestor portrays that the accustomed ecosystem is actuality rapidly replaced by counterfeit things.
Her sculptures Who said time heals all wounds assuming glaciers as a cast angrily accompaniment that some amercement are above adjustment and accomplish the eyewitness realise that nature’s ability charge be preserved at all costs afore it is too late.
Tahir Bilal Ummi has corrective landscapes assuming Hopar Valley’s blooming fields and arresting albino mountains.
Yasir Mehmood and above agent Tariq Zameer in their photographs accept captured the valley’s landscape, flora and fauna, glaciers, peaks and portraits of locals in their circadian lives.
The snow leopard, accepted for its beauty, is begin in harsh, snowy, asperous aerial regions above 12 countries in Central and South Asia, including Pakistan. This arresting beastly plays a key role as both a top predator and an indicator of the bloom of its high-altitude habitat. If snow leopards advance so will endless added species, as able-bodied as millions of bodies whose livelihoods depend on the rivers abounding bottomward from mountains.
According to an appraisal there are 4,000 to 6,000 snow leopards in the wild, and their cardinal is on the abatement due to abode loss, poaching and the appulse of altitude change, abridgement of acquaintance amid accordant bodies and support.
Published in Dawn, February 8th, 2020
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