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.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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