OUR SUCCESSFUL STORIES:
Khyber and Imamabad villages are in part of Hunza valley of Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan. It is situated between Kirilgoz peak 4797 metres (15738 ft) and Shanoz peak (4172 ft metres (13688 ft), below the Shavzerab Glacier and just to the west of the Hunza River. Administratively the village governs an area of 330 square kilometres (82000 acres).
Both Wakhi and Burushaski peak language speakers live in the villages. The villages are mostly famous for its own laws made by the people and implemented for every individual in the villages. Different families resides in the valley and two members from each families are the part of the governing bodies that governs the laws and these members are responsible to regulate the laws within the both villages, and is also famous for hunting of the HimalayanIbex. The hunting was banned for the local inhabitants since 1991, which results in the increasing in the population of these wildlife precious species animals and its population yearly increased now it is more than seven thousand. Each winter(1-nov to 31-April) foreigners were/are visiting this valley for trophy hunting of the Himalayan ibex and pay for it, and the money is being handed over to the SKIDO(Shahi Khyber and Imamabad Development Organisation) which deals with the hunting and other development projects of the both villages but it provides the hunting money to the SKIWO executing organisation and SKIWO is completing the projects in the area. The money has been used for development works as well as for education, health care, for infrastructure etc. The rest hunting money has been shared in the Credit Cooperative Society.The most successful projects are IUCN and Zerthperyan channels. Under the IUCN channel the whole arid lands have been made plantation, but the Zerthpiryan channel’s arid lands are under plantation process both are successful projects of SKIDOand SKIWO.
- Land development
- Biodiversity conservation
- Sustainable Trophy Hunting
- Village Conservation Fund
- Agriculture Development
- Vocational Training /Skill Development
- Women Empowerment
- Public Welfare / Basic Infrastructure
- Basic Education / Health
- Sports and Recreational Activities
- Eco Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Business Incubation / Start-ups Development