Govt’s efforts to protect environment

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Climate Change Minister Mushahidullah Khan said the government was striving for the protection of the wildlife and their habitats, predominantly snow leopard that was worsening after global warming brought climate change.

“Major threat to the survival of the wildlife are human-triggered climate change and their habitats and deforestation were worsening climate change associated impacts for wildlife and their sustainability,” highlighted to Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, regional director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Asia (IUCN-Asia) in a meeting.

“The abundant and diverse wildlife resources are to face a miserable future if global warming issue was not addressed collectively.”

He informed Ms. Kabraji that government was taking all efforts for protection of wildlife and their habitats. The central goal of Green Pakistan Programme launched by the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of worth Rs10 billion implemented in all provinces in association with the provincial forest and wildlife department.

Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji, regional director IUCN guaranteed that support of her organization for protecting wildlife and their habitats as well as ecosystems and overall biodiversity.” She also briefed the minister about mangroves conservation programme led by IUCN in Sindh and Balochistan provinces for climate pliability and conservation and protection of natural resources of Pakistan.

Mushahidullah Khan urged for help of capacity building, transfer of technical knowledge needed to deal with environmental and climate change threats to environment, wildlife, and their habitats. He added to seek help from wildlife experts and biologists at the upcoming International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum in Bishkek.

International Snow Leopard & Ecosystem Forum held in the Kyrgyz Republic on August 24 for 2 days. representatives of the Governments of the 12 snow leopard range countries besides other interested nations with leaders from international institutions, donor agencies, conservation organizations, and scientific institutions will attend the event.

The event aims to get international support for securing 20 snow leopard landscapes by 2020 along with enhancing ongoing efforts. Other representatives of the conservation community of interested countries and leaders from international institutions, donor agencies, conservation organizations and scientific institutions will also attend the event.

This event also aims to electrify international support for securing 20 snow leopard landscapes till the year 2020. High officials of the climate change ministry and representatives IUCN-Pakistan office attended the meeting.

 


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Published in: Volume 08 Issue 34

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