Lions homecoming: The king of jungle returns to Rwanda

12:10 PM | 13 Jul, 2015
Lions homecoming: The king of jungle returns to Rwanda
KIGALI/RWANDA (Web Desk) - After 16 years, lions are poised to make a comeback in Rwanda. Seven lions – five females and two males, imported from South Africa – will be released in Akagera, the country’s only protected savannah region.



It was 1999 when the last four lions of Rwanda were killed by farmers, resettled near the jungle, reported BBC.

Motivated by a desire to survive in an impoverished country still reeling from the 1994 genocide, those farmers had unwittingly pushed the county’s lion population to extinction.


Things will be different this time. After resettling refugees outside the park, the Rwandan government appointed the non-profit organisation African Parks to restore Akagera to its former glory.


They fenced off the park to reduce human-wildlife conflict and funded outreach projects in neighbouring villages to engage local communities.

Jes Gruner, Akagera’s park manager said, "And in a way Rwanda’s story is Akagera’s story: it went to the pits, but now it’s thriving."

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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