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Karakorum reserves to be named 3rd biosphere reserves

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STAFF REPORT IBD: UNESCO has assured its full support for approval of the Karakoram Pamir Biosphere Reserve situated in Gilgit Baltistan as the third Biosphere Reserve in Pakistan. The project would be signed during the scheduled visit of the Director General UNESCO to Pakistan in coming June. "Pakistan has prepared requisite documents, including a management plan, for approval of the Karakoram Pamir Biosphere Reserve in Gilgit Baltistan which would be the 3rd biosphere Reserve of…Read More

Pakistan set to develop Karakoram Pamir Biosphere Reserve

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is fast heading towards developing the Karakoram Pamir Biosphere Reserve situated in Gilgit-Baltistan which would be the third Biosphere Reserve in Pakistan having a tremendous potential for scientific research on climate change, mountain livelihood and ecosystems. However, the local communities would have to play an important role in biodiversity conservation. Earlier, Pakistan has only two Biosphere Reserves - The Lal Sohanra National Park located in…Read More

Pakistan can be made biosphere deposit

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Many Pakistani areas have a good potential to be declared as biosphere reserves and there is an urgent need to speed up the process of getting declared more sites as biosphere reserves to set a scientific base for improvement of relationship between people and their environment globally as well as biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and equitable use of natural resources for human well being. Ministry of Science and Technology Federal Secretary Kamran Ali…Read More

Pakistan can be made biosphere deposit

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Many Pakistani areas have a good potential to be declared as biosphere reserves and there is an urgent need to speed up the process of getting declared more sites as biosphere reserves to set a scientific base for improvement of relationship between people and their environment globally as well as biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and equitable use of natural resources for human well being. Ministry of Science and Technology Federal Secretary Kamran Ali…Read More

Pakistans juniper forest declared as biosphere reserve

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article image Sidra SaifISLAMABAD: The International Coordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme has declared the Juniper Forest of Ziarat in Balochistan as the Biosphere Reserve, which is yet another step towards recognition of Pakistan’s natural sites of international significance on global level.The decision has recently been made during the 25th session of MAB ICC at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Juniper Forest of Ziarat, the second declared Biosphere Reserve (BR) in Pakistan…Read More