Fakhar Abbas

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Fakhar Abbas (born 1975) is a wildlife biologist. He began his career working with World Animal Protection against bearbaiting and has worked with the organization for almost a decade.

Abbas graduated from University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi and received his Doctorate from University of the Punjab and completed a postdoctoral position at Wright State University. He reported the different aspects of biology, conservation and population of Gray Goral in his PhD research.

The first bear rescue centre in Pakistan was named Kund Bear Sanctuary [1] was established in 2000. Since then, the organization has rescued 36 bears from the bearbaiting events.[2] Another bear rescue centre Balkasar Bear Sanctuary in Chakwal of Punjab was established, where his organization rescues bears.

Abbas is Executive Director of the Bioresource Research Centre, which does work in Molecular Biology,[3] Microbiology, Bioacoustics,[4] herpetology[5] and animal physiology, and includes a herbarium and library[6] for the research scholars of all universities of Pakistan where they can complete their research. In 2010 he started an educational institute of natural and management sciences. [7]

During his efforts for the conservation of the wildlife he visited 1845 schools [8] to involve students in conservation of their native areas. He has also conveyed his message regarding the conservation and animal rights in Islam to more than 5000 mosques [9] in the country.

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  2. ^ ":: Welcome to Bioresource Research Centre ::". Pbrc.edu.pk. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
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  4. ^ ":: Welcome to Bioresource Research Centre ::". Pbrc.edu.pk. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  5. ^ ":: Welcome to Bioresource Research Centre ::". Pbrc.edu.pk. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to Bioresource Research Centre". Pbrc.edu.pk. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  7. ^ "INAM". INAM. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  8. ^ ":: Welcome to Bioresource Research Centre ::". Pbrc.edu.pk. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  9. ^ ":: Welcome to Bioresource Research Centre ::". Pbrc.edu.pk. Retrieved 2013-04-30.